Famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen has debuted two new collections from designers Louise Campbell and Aldo Bakker to coincide with the 53rd Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Danish silversmith Georg Jensen unveiled two new contemporary collections at Rossana Orlandi during the 2014 MIlan design week as a follow-up to its collaborations with the likes of Ilse Crawford and Alfredo Häberli.
Dutch designer Aldo Bakker's abstract, triangular cast Iron Pourer sports a versatile lid and is calibrated for the perfect oil pour. “And when you move it backwards, it immediately draws the fluid in," say Bakker. "I like this – as if the user conquers the can every time."
Aldo Bakker's stainless steel pitcher for Georg Jensen is as much a sculptural object as a functional one. For Georg Jensen's exhibition at Rossana Orlandi in Milan, each object was displayed as its opposite: an oil pourer set on a platform topped with a thin layer of oil, a water pitcher suspended in a transparent box filled with liquid.
Louise Campbell's 15-piece stainless steel cutlery collection for Georg Jensen was also shown at Rossana Orlandi. After three years of research into utensils and tableware tools, Campbell devised a versatile collection in which "pastry forks double as children’s forks, spoons take you effortlessly from starter to dessert, and indispensible teaspoons double as children’s spoons." And in case you should need them, lobster and cold-cut forks, pushers, and sauce and salad spoons round out the series.
Envisioning the collection as a modern tool kit, Louise Campbell designed her Georg Jensen cutlery collection with a contemporary fabrication method that also references the company's past: Handcrafted forms are created by first modeling freely in clay, then by cutting, gluing, folding and grinding multiple layers of paper. The pieces are rendered as 3D plastic prints before they are brought to life in stainless steel.
Danish-British designer Louise Campbell in her studio in Copenhagen. Photo by Neel Munte Brun. Courtesy of Neel Munte Brun.