In his latest book Georg Jensen: Reflections (Rizzoli, 2014), curator and veteran design entrepreneur Murray Moss considers the tradition and excellence of legendary Danish design house Georg Jensen.
Georg Jensen, the preeminent luxury silver brand in the world, is the essence of Danish design and craftsmanship. Founded in 1904, Georg Jensen has a deep heritage in high-end silversmithing that represents timeless design and enduring style. The eponymous founder was trained as an artist at the turn of the 20th century and his jewelry designs in the art nouveau style won immediate acclaim. Jensen was the first design company to reach out to outside designers to ensure the best designed products in their ever-expanding lines, which include sterling silver cutlery, jewelry, watches, and housewares. Arne Jacobsen, Henning Koppel, and Nanna Ditzel are just a few of the names synonymous with Danish Modern who designed their best products for Jensen.
That tradition continues today with celebrated designers such as Jean Nouvel and Ilse Crawford. With beautiful historic photographs and drawings from Jensen’s extensive archive, which display the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of the highly skilled silversmiths, Georg Jensen: Reflections is a sumptuous visual celebration of Danish design. Offering a lavish and in-depth look at some of the most stunning silver creations in history, this volume is for anyone interested in design and craftsmanship.
Copies of Georg Jensen: Reflections will also be available for purchase and signing following the program.
About Murray Moss
Murray Moss is a curator, retailer, design consultant, and the founder of Moss Bureau, a design consultancy offering curatorial and interior design services, as well as a curated selection of objects, furniture and limited-edition studio works. From 1994-2012 Moss was the founder and creative mind behind the Moss design gallery in New York’s SoHo district. During these 18 years, Moss conceived and curated over 100 highly influential exhibitions at Moss as well as other venues, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt.
Moss has served on the Boards of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). He has been acknowledged through numerous awards in his field, including House Beautiful’s Giants of Design Award (2000), the Chrysler Design Award (2002), the Russel Wright Award (2002), and Metropolitan Home’s Modernism Award (2004). In 2007 Moss was inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
He is the author of several books published by Rizzoli, including Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty Years (2013) and Georg Jensen: Reflections (2014). In spring 2014 August Editions published a limited edition monograph, Tertium Quid: Pictorial Narratives Created from Vintage Press Photographs, on Moss’ extensive collection of vintage press photography.
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