|Søren Georg Jensen, son of Georg Jensen, was a successful sculptor and silversmith, who created many iconic works, including sculptures that were installed on the streets of Copenhagen. Søren Georg Jensen sought inspiration in post-war functionalism, where design was confined within strict, often geometrical lines. His contemporaries included leading Danish architects and sculptors such as Arne Jacobsen and Henning Koppel. From 1962 to 1974 he was Artistic Director at Georg Jensen, where he passed on his father’s artistic genius, vision and philosophy to a new generation of artists.|
There is a strong element of family in Georg Jensen. Whether literal family, such as in this case, or in the sense of building long-lasting, nurturing relationships with artists or in the sense of creating timeless heirloom pieces that can be passed down through your family, from one generation to the next.
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With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from hollowware to watches, jewellery and home products.
The philosophy of Georg Jensen himself was to create democratic designs possessing both functionality and beauty. His artisanal skill and artistic talent combined with his continuous ability to identify and support design talent was the foundation on which he built Georg Jensen in Copenhagen in 1904.
Georg Jensen’s style embraced the Art Nouveau lines of the day but injected them with a distinctive vigour that continues to resonate today. Serene flowing forms are enriched by exquisitely sculpted ornamentation and his stylised bouquets of flowers and lush bunches of grapes reflect his sensual delight in nature. Our most important task is to leverage the ideas and principles of the master himself and translate these into the design of the present day.
The Georg Jensen brand is based on a number of shared values such as integrity, authenticity and Danish design. All resonating the Scandinavian values - the simplicity of life, the Nordic light, clean water and fresh air – and all capsulised in the Georg Jensen Vision, Mission and Values. Respecting our DNA and our values it is both our obligation and our opportunity to run a profitable business providing products relevant to the consumer of today.