Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Celebrating… Regitze Overgaard
Born in 1946, Regitze Overgaard trained as a Goldsmith at the end of the 1960's and graduated from the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts in 1976.
She has been collaborating with Georg Jensen since 1987, and has produced a number of the brand’s most successful designs including the popular Magic, Infinity, Zephyr and Curve collections.
Inspired by forms of nature, the movement and reflections of water and the beautiful light of North Jutland, Regitze Overgaard holds the view that jewellery should be as simple as possible, that the artistic force is felt through its uncomplicated sculptural quality, everything that is inherent in itself and not by its external ornamentation. In this way she also seeks to create an almost seamless connection between jewellery and the human body, sometimes physically and at times metaphysically.
She is pictured above wearing her signature Moonlight Grapes ring and her leather strapped Smithy Wrap Cuff and she says that although the pieces are from two different collections the natural forms means there is a balance between the pieces and this makes them easier to mix & match. One of her own favourite pieces is this distinctive and graceful Gold Bangle from the Regitze collection.
Her new Autumn collection takes natural forms and traditional symbols and interprets them with a distinctive Overgaard flourish. The Flower Ring, while delicately sculpted is also a very strong and striking piece when worn.