Georg Jensen, an adventure in silver
The most beautiful work of Georg Jensen, the legendary Danish silversmith, sculptor and ceramist, is coming to the Netherlands. On occasion of the 150th birth date of Georg Jensen, the Koldinghus, Denmark’s renowned silver museum, has organized a special exhibition of practical silver objects and jewellery, designed by Georg Jensen and the numerous top designers who have, and are working with the Jensen concern.
The Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven was afforded the privilege of making a selection from this unique collection. From 24 March to 25 September 2016, Danish silver design will feature prominently in Schoonhoven.
Next to the work of Georg Jensen, the artist, the exhibition includes iconic work of co-designers, Rohde, Nielsen, Bernadotte and Sharff, Panton and Rabun.
Georg Jensen (1866-1935) established a silversmith’s workshop in Copenhagen in 1904, which quickly became a highly respected address for craftsmanship and quality. Jensen’s designs were widely appreciated from the outset, not only in his home country Denmark, but throughout Europe before spreading to America and Asia. The Georg Jensen Stores in all major cities are testimony to his success.
To this day the Georg Jensen concern has weathered wars, crises and sky-rocketing silver prices and continues to deliver an unrivalled collection of beautiful silver, - and since 1956, stainless steel and wooden- objects, all of which have earned collector status.
A special selection of Georg Jensen finest pieces will be on display at the Nederlands Zilvermuseum in Schoonhoven from 24 March to 25 September 2016.
Photography Jug, no. 1328. Silver. 1990. Design: Allan Scharff. Collection: Georg Jensen A/S Source: Museum Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark. Photo: Iben Kaufmann