Georg Jensen: The URKIOLA Collection
Posted on 15 November 2016
Georg Jensen is a brand internationally recognised for its quality and precision in design, luxurious finishes and effortless grace from jewellery to home accessories. With such a rich and fascinating history, I have always admired their works for proudly exhibiting their past whilst having a passionate and excitable outlook on their future. There are very few brands out there that have this type of adaptability and it is because of this that their designs are able to impress and inspire upon every collection release even to this day.
URKIOLA is a collection of home accessories and items, designed for Georg Jensen by internationally acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Known for working with colour, challenging textures and expressions of materials, URKIOLA's designs for Georg Jensen push the boundaries of material and challenge perceptions for homeware and table accessories. There is no greater example of this than in the stainless steel used within the range, a familiar material to the Georg Jensen living collection.
The modern collection of cylindrical shapes have been created in stainless steel, with subtle Art Deco references in a beautiful and minimalist style. The collection comprises five pitchers, three bowls, two vases, two candleholders and a circular tray. The pieces feature clean, mirror polished stainless steel surfaces in parallel with ribbed stainless steel detailing to accentuate the change and movement in the design. The material has been further challenged on a selection of pieces by using a durable, rose gold coloured PVD finish, the first of its kind for the brand.
There is such a sense of drama created when items are paired with one another. The high quality polished surfaces along with the ribbed detailing manipulate light and reflection in such an elegant way, distorting the somewhat anonymous forms of the collection into brand new shapes that can be interpreted and even used by the owner in whichever way they see appropriate.
The three items featured from the Urkiola collection above are the URKIOLA tray in stainless steel, Pitcher in stainless steel and PVD 1.7 L and the 11cm bowl in stainless steel and PVD, three personal favourites that I feel exhibit the very best from the collection, helping to create an extravagant table setting, the perfect focal point whilst entertaining guests.