When journeying to Copenhagen, Denmark, one can cite a great public admiration for the patron saint of design, Georg Jensen. Since 1904, when he began his silver smithing business, Jensen's brand has become synonymous in Denmark with quality in minimal and modern Danish decor, jewelry, and tableware.
Recently, Georg Jensen executive, Nicholas Manville had approached renowned Danish jewelry designer, Sophie Bille Brahe to collaborate on the new 19-piece Halo collection. “My grandmother bought her first piece of Georg Jensen, a brooch, to celebrate when she retired as a nurse,” said the jewelry designer of her collaborator's history and influence on Danish culture. “I think all Danish families have a story about their own Georg Jensen collections and I felt that I had a responsibility as a Danish designer since this company means so much to so many people here.”
“It’s been a long time since we’ve worked with a local designer,” said Nicholas Manville. “We’re also known for our larger, more sculptural pieces and we were really looking to lighten the expression but still make a statement. We asked, ‘How do you find the fine line between something that feels delicate but strong?’ ”
Brahe went on to describe that her collaborative pieces with the famed Danish company would be “glamorous without being too over the top,” taking note of the subtle design that would have to be implemented in order to ensure that both collaborators can express their unique identities.
Check out the Halo Collection on the Georg Jensen Website.