"Georg Jensen" by Alison Fisher

Georg Jensen Scandinavian Design for Living Alison Fisher, Alison Fisher, Maggie Taft, Thomas Thulstrup

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Jul 2018
ISBN:
9780300232998
Imprint:
Art Institute of Chicago
Dimensions:
224 pages: 267 x 241mm
Illustrations:
200 color illus.

Categories:

A beautifully illustrated look at how Georg Jensen pushed the boundaries of modern domestic design 

In 1904 Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866–1935) founded one of the world’s most celebrated design companies. Famous for its signature silver tableware that combines gleaming sculptural forms with lush ornament, 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 stunning bowls, pitchers, coffee services, and other domestic objects.
 
Lavishly 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. 

Alison Fisher is Harold and Margot Schiff Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Maggie Taft is an independent art historian specializing in 20th-century design. Thomas C. Thulstrup is director of The Museum at Koldinghus.