Georg Jensen had its beginnings in Denmark during the early 1900s, and is one of the world’s most celebrated sterling silver design houses. The stylistic focus has always been synonymous with the Arts and Crafts style, which flourished in England from 1860 – 1910, and is characterized by a return to traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and a more medieval, or romantic, style of decoration.
Throughout its history, the Georg Jensen Company has always employed a group of world-renowned artists to create silverworks of their own design for the company. One of the most well known designers was Johan Rohde, a painter, sculptor, writer, architect and all-around Renaissance man. Rohde joined the team shortly after the company’s founding, and had a design style that was typically controlled and leaned towards Art Deco, in contrast to the floral patterns popular in Arts and Crafts. Although their design styles were quite different, their collaborative efforts resulted in some of Jensen’s most iconic designs, such as the acclaimed “Acorn” flatware pattern, circa 1915.