Monday, 15 April 2013

Evolution of an Icon


 Image from Georg Jensen Vs Magazine feature Amazing Grapes with models Erin Wasson and Lydia Carron

The Moonlight Grapes collection is ever evolving, and this coming year sees yet another interpretation of this classic design.

The original Georg Jensen design from the early 1900's took it's inspiration from the grape motifs on Roman silver bowls and the paintings of Caravaggio he saw while on his travels in Italy.

His take on the Roman decorated bowl was the centrepiece of the 1920 Georg Jensen exhibition in the Charlottenborg Contemporary Art Hall; in 1923 three bowls were presented to the King and Queen of Denmark as a wedding anniversary present. The classic silver grapes collection has been going ever since, and pieces are collected the world over.

In 2010, the Georg Jensen Design Studio worked in conjunction with the GJ silversmiths to re-interpret the Grapes design,  and the Grape Ring was presented at the Milan Fashion Week that same year. Managing to encompass elements that are both minimal and intricate, it is understandable that this classic has moved effortlessly through the decades, reminding us that true style is ageless.



Georg Jensen’s timeless finesse is expressed in this dazzling cocktail ring, which gracefully compliments every outfit, from the little black dress to casual weekend attire. With its dramatic charm, the Grape ring is the perfect eye catching design for the sophisticated, modern woman.
  

This season sees an added delicate twist, with the addition of a butterfly motif. Once again, the designers at Georg Jensen are not afraid to inject a playful aspect to their design, and this additional details catches the eye with its element of surprise, also allowing for contrasts in materials as in white gold and pave set black diamond butterfly. The addition of the butterfly rings affirms the collection’s position as an evolving classic.