You may never have heard of the name Jens Quistgaard, but if you've coveted a bright enamel pot or bulbous peppermill from Danish design company Dansk, then you have this man to thank. As the chief designer behind the brand for over 30 years, Quistgaard was responsible for the iconic style associated with Dansk, and his creations continue to gain in popularity even after his recent death at the age of 89.
This Thursday at DWR in Potrero Hill you have a chance to learn more about the man behind Dansk designs, as they will be screening a short documentary on Quistgaard and his work. Entitled "A Saucepan for my Wife", the film follows the designer at his home and beyond, showing him at work and capturing his thoughts on what drives him as a designer.
If you're thinking you need something a little more Valentine's appropriate for the evening, how's this for romance: the film's title is a reference to the beginning of Quistgaard's work in design, when he just want to make a beautiful, functional saucepan for his wife. Now that's love. Watch a trailer for the 30 minute film here, and find out more about the designer at the Quistgaard website. For more information on the event, which takes place February 11th from 6 to 8 pm, click here.