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An American takes on Danish Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects

Last week was my first blog and I used an Americans perspective on Danish Lifestyle. This week I will share thoughts with you from an American so Danish he has been appointed Creative Director of Georg Jensen.

American designer Todd Bracher’s own favorite among his design for Georg Jensen is the FLora collection of vases. They capture the essence and spirit of Georg Jensen with their mixture of symmetry and asymmetry. They were inspired by the magnolia bud that Georg Jensen himself found inspiration from. The scale and surface of the pieces sit well within the collection and feel they will stand the test of time as some of the now classic pieces as this was the goal, the idea of contributing at that level to the brand.

Georg Jensen Flora Vase
FLORA – a polished stainless steel vase with sculptural contours.

The national
flower of Denmark inspired this Marguerite Daisy brooch. Launched in 1940 in celebration of the birth
of Danish Queen Margrethe II, Georg Jensen’s brooch is a favorite of mine
because I remember my grandmother wearing it growing up. My name Mette is the Danish diminutive of Margaret, so I was the lucky
one to inherit my grandmothers Marguerite brooch.

The
Georg Jensen Marguerite collection used to be really popular among older (much
older, like in their 80s) Danish women. After a marked fade in popularity and
years of style hibernation, it was re-launched under the name Daisy and is
currently experiencing resurgence among women of all ages. It is huge in
Denmark once again.

Georg Jensen Daisy Brooch
The Daisy is crafted in
sterling silver, gilded with 23K gold and hand painted with white enamel.

It so happens my
favorite Georg Jensen tableware is also inspired by flowers. The BLOOM
serving bowls are perfect to use as part of the dinner table setting but can
also be used as decorative bowls. The matt stainless steel is soft to the
touch. It is modern without feeling industrial.

Georg Jensen Bloom Bowls
The Bloom bowls consist of languid high-tensile
steel.

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