Part of the Lenox Corporation, Dansk began in the mid-1950s, the result of Ted and Martha Nierenberg's travels through Europe where they found beauty and functionality in the early work of Danish designer Jens Quistgaard. Recognizing the new lifestyle embraced by Americans after World War II and the focus on casual entertaining, barbeques, open kitchens and a more relaxed style of cooking, Dansk was created; the rest is history. Today this iconic brand continues to embrace the Scandinavian modern design ethic with clean, simple, timeless pieces designed to effortlessly address your dining and entertaining needs. The range of products includes cookware, dinnerware, flatware, serveware, stemware, table linens, bedding and decorative pillows. The company's commitment to design is evident in each and every item; many pieces are in notable museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris.