When I found out my sister would be studying abroad in Copenhagen, the first thing I thought of was how this would be the perfect chance to finally visit Georg Jensen HQ! I love the subtle sensibility of Georg Jensen's jewelry, watches, homeware... Well, everything basically. Love that with age, the pieces look better, but also stay modern no matter how many years pass. I think I was first exposed to Georg Jensen when a friend of mine in high school wore her mother's vintage rings to school and I was instantly envious.
Anyways, back to Copenhagen! Copenhagen is the quaintest little town, but extremely modern and bustling at the same time. I was told that in Copenhagen women are treated and viewed extremely equal to men. I love that, don't you? Of course I tried their famous open-faced sandwiches. Honestly though, they seemed like normal sandwiches, but with just one slice of bread instead of two! Anyone else agree?
At Georg Jensen, I was shown and taken through the whole process it takes to get a piece made by a very pretty and enthusiastic smithy in training. Everyone there was so warm and also so passionate about what they were doing. Definitely not just a job for them, with many of them coming from a long line of smithies! Next time you venture into a Georg Jensen store, just think about the many, many, many, maaany steps it took for that piece to get there on that shelf in front of you!
I can't wait to go back to Copenhagen again... Soon soon soon!