|Maria Berntsen is an educated architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and has studied in France at l'Ecole d'Architecture de Bordeaux. She has been teaching at the Danish Design School and has worked as an industrial designer since 1992 where she started her own studio in Copenhagen. Maria has cooperated with several large Danish and foreign companies and has among other things designed jewelry, furniture as well as applied and decorative art. - It is the intuitive feeling for the nature of the material and the sensuousness of the form that is important to me. I'm always trying to work out a form that I feel speaks to your senses. You have to feel like touching the form /design and feel joy in surrounding yourself with it in your daily life.|
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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.