Georg Jensen : Scandinavian Design for Living
This handsome book accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Art Institute of Chicago. It focuses on Jensen silver tableware and products for the home – telling the story behind the creation of a global identity for Danish design and changing ideals for modern living across the twentieth century.
In 1904 Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) founded one of the world's most celebrated design companies. Famous for its signature silver tableware, Jensen's eponymous firm has stood at the forefront of domestic design for over a century by combining an innovative and experimental spirit with a commitment to traditional craftsmanship. Tracing the evolution of Georg Jensen silver from its place in the company's initial emergence through its continuing role as a touchstone for the global identity of Danish design, this book examines the creative processes and business practices behind Jensen's elegant bowls, pitchers, coffee services, and other domestic objects.
Richly illustrated with works ranging in style from organic to industrial, Georg Jensen is full of new insights gleaned from the company's own archives and situates Jensen's work in the broader context of 20th-century design. This unprecedented study includes scholarly essays by Alison Fisher, Maggie Taft, and Thomas C. Thulstrup that delve into the significant and continuing impact of Georg Jensen silver on modern domestic taste.
- Author: Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 189 colour and 37 black and white illustrations
- Date published: July 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300232998
- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 23.8 cm