Georg Jensen is one of the world's most renowned Danish silversmiths. Read on and learn more about this accomplished artist and view a selection of Georg Jensen items from our collection.
Georg Jensen was born in Radvaad, Denmark
on August 31, 1866.
Jensen is best known for his silversmith work,
which brought us some fantastic and innovative flatware designs
focused on the influence of nature.
Some of his most famous designs are the Acorn and Blossom patterns.
Georg Jensen began at the age of 14 as a goldsmith's apprentice.
He then moved to become a sculpture student at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen.
He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in 1892.
He started a pottery business with a friend, Christian Joachim Petersen.
Together, they had a piece featured in the Paris World's Fair in 1900.
After two years touring France and Italy, he became fascinated by Art Nouveau styling.
He embraced his new love and opened his silversmith shop in Copenhagen in 1904.
He began making jewelry after opening his shop, as it was less of an investment than a flatware service.
His business flourished, and he had over 3000 flatware patterns and stores worldwide before his death in 1935.