|Klaus Rath was born in 1964 and graduated in industrial design from the School of Architecture in Aarhus in 1990. From 1990 to1996 he designed for Modulex A/S in Billund – part of the Lego group. In 1997 he started Klaus Rath Design and has since worked for Siemens, Motorola, Modulex and GN Netcom to mention just a few. In 2001 and 2002 he received the IF design award.|
Rath’s designs are perhaps more technical than some of his contemporaries. He seamlessly fuses technology with craftsmanship in a way that is truly of the moment. More than ever, the line between function and form is blurred and people expect quality design in all aspects of their lives. Rath’s contributions then are particularly important in this day and age.
For Georg Jensen, he has introduced a series of key rings that are meticulously crafted so as to make them reliable, strong and technically dynamic but also beautiful to look at and to touch. Rath’s collaboration with Georg Jensen represents an exciting direction for Georg Jensen–the bringing together of technology and artisan technique. The potential of this combination has not yet been fully explored.
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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.