The Urkiola Collection by Patricia Urquiola for Georg Jensen
Georg Jensen has a long history of working with leading designers. In recent years they've collaborated with Zaha Hadid, Ilse Crawford and Scholten and Baijings, and now for their latest collection Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has designed a range of beautiful minimal homeware with subtle art deco references.
Delving into the company's history Urquiola drew inspiration from the ribbed patterns and linear design of the company's classic cutlery designed by Sigvard Bernadotte in the 1930s. The linear and cylindrical designs in the Urkiola collection represent a departure from the fluid organic shapes that can be found in many recent Georg Jensen collections and present a new design language for the company, but it's one that draws inspiration from other designs in the company's archives - cylindrical shapes made regular appearances in the company's collections during the 50s and 60s. The ribbed sections give the designs a boldness, strength and masculinity. Texture is rarely seen in stainless steel pieces as the material is very difficult to work with so this effect was quite difficult to accomplish.
The name Urkiola is the traditional Basque spelling of the designer's family name which was changed during the Spanish civil war. "Using that version of my name - Urkiola - as the name for the products is a way of coming back to my roots," Urquiola explained in a recent interview with Wallpaper* magazine.
Comprised of pitchers, bowls, vases, a tray and candleholders the collection features mirror polished surfaces in stainless steel and a rose gold coppery finish which adds a warmth to the functional elegance of the designs.
Styling and photography by Design Hunter in collaboration with Georg Jensen.