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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Luxury, Singapore

Georg Jensen celebrates 110th anniversary with $1.5m chandelier display

Plush | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SINGAPORE - Scandinavian silverware Georg Jensen celebrated its 110th anniversary with its first official engagement in Singapore with its customers and guests at famed Restaurant Andre and a $1.5 million chandelier as the centerpiece for the evening.

Founded in Denmark in 1904, the company held a two-day event in April where the guests walked down memory lane as iconic and prized designs from the brand's collection from the past century were highlighted.

As guests entered Restaurant Andre, they were dazzled by pieces from the Georg Jensen Heritage Silverware collection with design influences from the major 20th century decorative arts periods such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism.

Georg Jensen's love of nature was also showcased with its luxury line of flora and fruit-inspired ornaments.

Held at the third floor of the restaurant, the Danish company also unveiled the Georg Jensen vintage collection with the $1.5 million Chandelier No. 307.

The masterpiece chandelier was designed by silversmith Johan Rohde in 1918, and once illuminated the interiors of the historic and original Georg Jensen store in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Fine jewellery, which were acquired through galleries and auction houses, were also featured at the viewing. Some of the vintage pieces even date back to the early 1900s.

The special event was hosted by managing director of Hollow-Silverware and Georg Jensen Antiques, Mr Gregory Pepin. He said it was a pleasure sharing the works of the Danish luxury lifestyle company with connoisseurs "who truly appreciate the craft and ideology" behind their design philosophy.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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