Set the Table with Arthur Salm

A large German collection of Arthur Salm's tableware is currently up for Online Auction. He was one of the leading manufacturers of industrially manufactured tableware in the 20th century, and this is probably the first time that such a complete collection of his designs has been on the auction market.

The offered collection of Arthur Salm contains everything from cutlery and serving sets to candle holders and smoking accessories. All objects have been made in stainless steel, and some of them also contain parts made of materials such as Rosewood. In addition to providing great examples of this manufacturer's extensive design and production, the collection also provides a unique sociological insight into the social customs, culinary traditions and table manners among the growing middle class in the Western world from the 1950s to 1970s.

The Story of Arthur Salm

The manufacturer Arthur Salm (1904-88) was a German Jew from Cologne. After fleeing his homeland to Chicago in the US due to the rise of Nazism, he established a distinctive and visionary enterprise that produced modern industrially produced tableware. Over the years, a large number of international designers worked for the company, which became a worldwide success and was considered a competitor to major brands such as Stelton, Dansk Designs and Georg Jensen. In addition to his work, Salm was a dedicated philatelist who established a large collection of mainly German stamps and other items from the postal history of his homeland.

Arthur Salm: A selection of stainless steel serving parts. Estimate: DKK 1,500-2,000.

Visit the Preview

All Arthur Salm's items are on display at our offices at Søren Frichs Vej 34 D in Aarhus throughout the summer and until the auction day. We look forward to seeing you!

Online Auction

Arthur Salm

10 August at 8 pm

For further information, please contact:

+45 8818 1111 ·