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Here’s a dash of in­for­ma­tion on mid­cen­tury mills.

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WHO DUNNIT: We have Dan­ish De­signer Jens Quist­gaard to thank for these mar­velous mills. He and Ted Neiren­berg then founded the Dansk Com­pany. WHEN: Quist­gaard be­gan work­ing as a Dansk part­ner in 1954, and re­mained the chief de­signer un­til the 1980s. LEGACY: Quist­gaard lived to the age of 88, hav­ing won nu­mer­ous awards for his work. Dur­ing his youth and Den­mark’s occupation by Ger­many, he was a mem­ber of the Re­sis­tance move­ment. TRUTH BE TOLD: As an ado­les­cent, Quist­gaard made toys by hand from the back­yard scrap pile.

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