First of all, the Danish modern movement, like the mid-century modern, dates roughly from 1933 to 1965, with roots in the Industrial Revolution and post World War I era. The geographical position of Denmark was also a great influence on the design.
The standard jerry can is not a Danish design. It was first designed just before the World War II, in 1937 by Vinzenz Grünvogel from the Müller engineering firm for military use. An American and British adaption of the brilliant design was almost unavoidable, and in 1942 the US ordered 19 millions jerry cans to be made in one single order.
Just like in the Danish design history, the fine Danish craftsmanship was also a key factor in the making of Danish Fuel’s products. In 2010 we tracked down some of the old jerry cans to a military surplus stockhouse in Europe. It was at this time we were on our way to redesign and upcycle the unique jerry can. Another main factor was to preserve the shapes and specifics of the brilliant
original design. The color codes that were used during the second world war to refined details to all variate liquid each jerry can contained, is adapted into the Danish Fuel design.
With respect for the original design, we have added some more refined details of the use for all the variate design products we make for everyday use.