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. 


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    From childhood, Jensen had longed to be a sculptor and he now pursued this course of study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1892 and began exhibiting his work. Although his clay sculpture was well received, making a living as a fine artist proved difficult and he turned his hand to the applied arts. First as a modeller at the Bing & Grøndahl porcelain factory and, beginning in 1898, with a small pottery workshop he founded in partnership with Christian Petersen. Again the work was well received, but sales were not strong enough to support Jensen, by this point a widower, and his two small sons.
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