Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living
Art Institute of Chicago
Georg Jensen and his creations are credited with having left an immense imprint on the landscape that defines modern living. This book gives more than a few answers as to the why.
With an idiosyncratic approach and a focus on keeping the balance between form and function, his diverse ranges of both extraordinaire accessories and everyday objects have not only managed to keep pace but also exert influence of the ever shifting culture that defines lifestyles while at the same time managing to embrace a large spectrum of customers, from design aficionados to ones that “just like” what Jensen’s emissions do and how they look.
A maverick that believed in his vision and a torchbearer for Scandinavian design at large that finds homage to him in this book.
The focus is on his silver works but the book also covers his visions for the modern home informed by innovation and the incorporation of a range of different materials – a bit of a counterpoint to the furniture heavy Danish design landscape, which it is usually praised for.
The book also pays tribute to the designers that keep pushing the envelope under the banner of the brand Georg Jensen, e.g. Sigvard Bernadotte and Johan Rohde, who took the DNA of Jensen’s oeuvre, incorporated new methodologies and infused his trademark style with their own flavours. Furthermore his collaborations with other designers, and architects are shed light on, which gives his works another dimension as they incarnate in different, seemingly unrelated contexts.
A lavishly illustrated tome that rests on a solid foundation of elaborate essays that document how a Danish identity was coined in the realm of design – an identity that eventually found its place on the firmament of global culture and became a hallmark in the canon of twenty-first century design.
Gilbert and George – The Great Exhibition @ Astrup Fearney Museum Gilbert & George are two constituents that form an artistic symbiosis the total of which is much more ... read more
Into the Night Prestel Publishing If you pay close attention to the portrayal of night clubs and specifically cabarets, the artistic portrayal thereof plays an integral part in creating ... read more
Virgil Abloh: Artwork Prestel Publishing Louis Vuitton’s creative director Virgil Abloh is a phenomenon by any standard. A phenomenon beyond hype and marketing. Abloh’s creative output seems boundless and ... read more
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts—and the Rest of Your Life The Experiment I live a pescatarian lifestyle ninety five percent of ... read more
Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums Yale University Press Wow! I love Japan, Japanese art and Japanese museums but I did not expect such a quality book - in ... read more
Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:
Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.