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Torun Letter Opener 469, Sterling Silver
Georg Jensen Torun Letter Opener 469, Sterling Silver
Designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe
Item #: GJ3522112
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  • Designer: Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe
  • Brand: Georg Jensen / Denmark
  • Item #: GJ3522112
  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks
  • Dimensions: H: 8.66"
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Country: Denmark
  • Stylish, playful and infinitely eye-catching, Torun's sterling silver paper knife is carefully crafted taking both form and function into consideration. With no apparent beginning or ending, it exemplifies Vivianna Torun's ability to mould flexible, sculptural forms from seemingly solid materials.
    Vivianna Torun Bülow-HübeVivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1927 – 2004) was born in Malmö Sweden. She graduated from the Academy of Industrial Arts in Stockholm in 1945 and in 1956 she settled in Paris where she quickly became known for her jewellery. Torun’s designs have become legendary and are exhibited at several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    Torun was philosophical about the role of design in our everyday lives:

    "A piece of jewellery should be a symbol of love. It should enhance and move with the body so that it blends with you. It must not overwhelm, but enhance you. This is why it must be timeless. It shouldn’t matter if you are 17 or 87 years old."

    One of the most iconic watch design classics in the Georg Jensen watch collection is the Vivianna bangle watch. Torun once reflected back on her inspiration for the bangle watch:

    "Then watches were only chronometers – measurers of time, which one got constantly caught out by. I wanted to free people form the slavery of time, I wanted to make a watch which reminded one that life is here and now, so I created a watch with a mirror face, no numbers and a simple second hand. A watch should not make us prisoners of time–but liberate us. Perhaps it is possible to make a timepiece which more intensely perceives the Here and Now. The watch is open ended to symbolize that time should not bind us, and the dial like a mirror reminds us that life is now."

    In keeping with the Georg Jensen tradition of innovation, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe set out to reinvent the very concept of time.

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    We are pleased to offer one of the widest assortments of the Georg Jensen Living Collections in the USA. For the past century, Georg Jensen has stood for refined and organic design that is both pure and timeless. It is the elegant simplicity in Georg Jensen's products that surprises and delights the senses. Always distinctive and full of life, the serene flowing forms of Jensen designs are surprising enriched by exquisitely sculpted ornamentation. Fjorn Scandinavian offers the complete assortment of Georg Jensen Living, Steel & Sterling Flatware plus highlights from the Danish Heritage Collections. From Scandinavian Gifts and Barware to Sterling Cutlery and Heritage Gifts, Georg Jensen represents the elegance and luxury of Scandinavian Living.
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