Georg Jensen, Danish Modern Coffee Service No. 1064. Designed by Soren Georg Jensen, 1957. Courtesy of Drucker Antiques, Mount Kisco, NY.

June 22–September 9, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago
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In 1904, Danish silversmith 
Georg Jensen (1866–1935) founded one of the world’s most celebrated design companies: the eponymous Georg Jensen. This exhibition—the first major American presentation of Jensen silver tableware and products for the home—tells a sweeping story of the creation of a global identity for Danish design and the changing ideals for modern living across the 20th century.

Presenting over 100 spectacular and rare works in silver, this exhibition celebrates the company’s vision for the Scandinavian home, with products ranging from the monumental to the everyday. Displayed alongside important Danish furniture pieces, works in silver are joined by inventive and accessible designs for flatware and serving dishes in wood, melamine, and stainless steel, highlighting Georg Jensen’s seminal, yet understudied, contribution to the history of the modern interior.

This Highlight was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of Antiques & Fine Art magazine, a fully digitized version of which is available at AFA is affiliated with Incollect.