Tiffany & Co
The dream of America started in 1996, when I went to New York in pursuit of work. I contacted the companies I had heard of and top of the list was Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue – a true New York and American icon. By an extraordinary stroke of luck, when I telephoned them to ask for a job, I somehow bypassed the secretary….
I had long admired another American icon, Ralph Lauren, for his way of working with classic and modern style concepts in fashion. When a close friend started working for him in 1995, she opened my eyes to his Home collection. I took the opportunity to send my work to the Ralph Lauren head office in New York as there was a vacancy as product manager for porcelain….
I began working with Royal Copenhagen in 1994 when I was asked to conceive a new design for an existing classic in their crockery range. I worked with their development department to produce a range of colour schemes, of which two were finally chosen: light blue and dark blue….
Back in 1994, I presented a gold and pearl design series to Georg Jensen and on my return from New York in 1999 we began to develop it as an exclusive pearl collection for the Georg Jensen stores. The aim was to create an adjustable string of pearls which both matched current demands for fashion and flexibility…
Georg Jensen Damask
As a designer, I have long kept an eye on Georg Jensen Damask – a firm with products of the very highest quality and fine design traditions. When the company came under new management in 2003, the time was right for another dream to come true for me. I started by suggesting to the firm that they should look back in time…
Queen Silvia of Sweden and The World Scout Foundation
Georg Jensen Damask contacted me when they were commissioned to design and weave an exclusive gift for Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden on the occasion of her 60th birthday in 2003. I made various sketches for a total of three table cloths: Easter, Christmas and All Year Round, and these were presented to the Queen…