FUGA Stainless Steel
Fuga is a classic design, with soft rounded lines, which rest comfortably in the hand. This line is suitable for both everyday use and special occasions. The design expresses clarity and precision and the overall impression is one of subtlety.
TIAS ECKHOFF, Designer
Tias Eckhoff is without a doubt, one of Norway’s most versatile designers. He was a pioneer in industrial design, and had a helping hand in creating the concept of Scandinavian design. A large number of his designs have become classics. He studied as a potter at the Norwegian State School of Arts and Craft from 1945 through to 1949 and then worked for Porsgrund Porcelain and became their head of design in 1952. He designed a number of ranges of tableware including a coffee set in Feldspar porcelain, the Glohane oven and tableware and the Hanko, Nektar and Meny ranges.
Eckhoff designed flatware including the Cypress range of cutlery for Georg Jensen and then the “Eckhoff” range of cutlery in stainless steel with handles in palisander wood, that was made first in Norway and then in Denmark by Dansk Knivfabrik. Opus cutlery was designed with wood or plastic handles. Fuga was completely in steel but with polished blades or tines or spoon bowls but matt handles. In 1953 Eckhoff was awarded the Lunning Prize together with Henning Koppel of Denmark.
150 years of tradition in manufacturing cutlery recognizes Gense as one of Europe’s largest suppliers of cutlery. Gense was established in 1856 by Gustav Eriksson and is today one of Scandinavia’s largest producers of stainless steel cutlery. All over the world, the Gense brand is associated with high quality cutlery. All Gense cutlery adds beauty to your everyday life, and is distinguished by innovative design. Form and function come together in Gense products.
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Gense has been associated with well-known designers. The Gense trademark is founded on respect for traditions, and the rich complexity of craftsmanship. Many years of co-operation with well-known designers has resulted in the development of a series of classical, innovative, and functional cutleries, always respecting the material – the highest quality of stainless steel. The Gense concept has even participated in setting the standard for Scandinavian design. By balanced styling, the cutlery creates a good synergy in your hands. They are wear-resistant and of course they go straight into the dishwasher.