Friday, 24 August 2012

Moneyphants Pink and Moneyphants Blue

Danish architect Jørgen Møller designed the elephant shape for a bottle opener in 1987 with his grand child, transforming it into a money box in 2010.

In 2011 Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli developed the next generation of Moneyphant, his design being the addition of two small elephants that nest wthin a larger one. These are made of solid oak and fit into the original polished stainless steel elephant.

In addition to the stainless steel original available online, we also have the well loved elephant money box in light blue and rose in store. Although this product is not a toy it would be the perfect gift for a christening, a gift that is timeless, strong, elegant and functional - and so cute.

Materials: Powder coated stainless steel and ABS plastic. 
Measurements: L 170 x W 60 x H 125 mm

This video animation celebrates the process of design. showing the creative process of Alfredo Häberli as he designs a range of kitchen accessories for Georg Jensen.

You can see our selection of Georg Jensen accessories for the home online (click on the banner below) or why not come and see what we have in store. And when you come in, ask to see the baby elephants too.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

A Taste of Scandinavian Style

George Jensen at Danish Fashion Week

Mobius and Extra Bangles at the Yde Fashion Show

Copenhagen Fashion Week finishes tomorrow and I felt I should say a few words about the George Jensen products which were featured as part of the YDE show, and which comprise an essential part of our collection at Jeremy Bloomfield.

Copenhagen has long been recognised as a city that sees good design as a necessary part of life, and its museums, shops, cafes and bars reflect this philosophy, it's a place that blends style and utility effortlessly and with elegance. It goes without saying that Georg Jensen, epitomises this attitude.

When fashion house YDE showcased its SS13 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week this week, runway models wore vintage Georg Jensen sterling silver jewellery.  The jewellery is carefully curated by designer Ole Yde from the master silversmith’s impressive archive. 
The show also featured a selection of Georg Jensen’s current jewellery.

Ole Yde is the only couture designer in Denmark and when he first moved to Copenhagen he worked in the silver department of the Georg Jensen flagship store. They started to collaborate in 2008 and since then Yde has used the GJ collection to accessorise his clothes. This year he launched his Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection in the GJ silver smithy itself. He says: "We share the same values. Both Georg Jensen and YDE are rooted in design, quality and craftsmanship. We are both very authentic brands."

These products from the show are currently in stock at Jeremy Bloomfield:

Wide Extra Bangle by Lina Christensen

Danish designer Lina Christensen unveiled the original EXTRA bangle in 2000. It won attention right away for its easy, sparkly femininity.

Mobius Sterling Silver Bangle by Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube

MÖBIUS is a Georg Jensen classic. This sterling silver bangle is inspired by geometry and a magnificent example of post-modern innovation. It is is a shape with one surface and one edge. It is a fluid, infinite shape that inspires reflection.

Launched in 1968, MÖBIUS is a great example of Georg Jensen design from the mid to late 20th century. They encompass philosophy and beauty, an artistic creation that turns an unusual shape into a stunning piece of jewellery.

Designed by Swedish born designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1927 – 2004) whose designs have become legendary and are exhibited at several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Regitze Silver Collier by Regitze Overgaard

REGITZE, the most personal collection from master designer Regitze Overgaard, is a Georg Jensen design through and through: the organic shapes, use of sterling silver and overall sense of whimsy are the essence of Georg Jensen and Scandinavian design. The collier can be worn in two ways: lying flat against the neckline or standing upright like a collar. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

All Things Bright and Beautiful

A showcase for the creativity and vision of two brothers

I've been selling beautiful jewellery at the Jeremy Bloomfield shop since 1993, stocking a sumptuous collection of highly desirable pieces including a range designed by my brother, Sheldon Bloomfield, a leading manufacturer and importer of fine jewellery. 
Sheldon travels the world on his quest to buy the finest diamonds and coloured stones. He has been in the jewellery trade for 25 years, building up a reputation for craftsmanship and the quality of his finished pieces, which are bought by many of the UK and Ireland’s high profile retail jewellers. I stock select pieces from my brother’s range, and on request can bring together a more extensive collection to suit my customers’ requirements or for anyone who would like to see particular items. 

The dazzling variety of stones used in the earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets include rubies, sapphires in various colours, rich green emeralds, soft blue-purple tanzanite, aquamarines, amethysts, blue topaz, green and pink tourmaline, delicate pink kunzite, smoky quartz, peridot, opals and garnets. It’s no surprise, then, that Sheldon is particularly renowned for the gorgeous spectrum of coloured gems in his range which includes over 3000 lines. His designs are striking and elegant. There are several examples which take their inspiration from the Art Deco period, and others which have the pleasing pared-down lines of contemporary design. 

The stunning ring above has a beautiful emerald-cut green tourmaline centre stone of 6.64 carats surrounded by diamonds, all set in 18 carat white gold. This magnificent ring and other pieces in the range represent excellent value for money without any compromise on quality, as I buy directly from my brother’s manufacturing company.  Of course you can see some of the pieces on the Jeremy Bloomfield website or better still, next time you’re strolling The Grove, call in for a warm welcome and prepare to be dazzled.