Form and function - the cornerstones of contemporary Scandinavian design - come together perfectly with this beautiful and practical stainless steel water pitcher.
Allowing the opportunity to elevate the everyday, the jug is just right for water or juice and adds an elegant yet modern detail to a dinner or breakfast table.
With her varied background in interior design - from hotels and restaurants to domestic homes - Ilse Crawford has learned how to balance beauty with practicality. Understanding that human interaction is a major part of a household object, she has created a collection for Georg Jensen that perfectly balances functionality with seriously good looks.
The Ilse pitcher is expertly crafted from stainless steel with a mirror-polished finish. It holds 1.2 liters of fluid.
Ilse Crawford believes design can influence the way we behave and feel. By choosing to address true human needs (not manufactured ones), she has pioneered humanistic design in its real life application to environments, objects and experiences. This means design that can help us be better humans by always designing for positive mental and environmental impact.
This approach is applied at all scales, from products to buildings, private to public space and is one she is developing with the next generation of designers through her work as Head of Department at the leading Design Academy Eindhoven.
Studioilse is headed by Ilse and its creative direction and design starts with the human being at the centre, a design approach that includes work across brand development, concept creation, interiors, furniture and product design.
With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from flatware to watches, jewellery and home products.
The philosophy of Georg Jensen himself was to create democratic designs possessing both functionality and beauty. His artisanal skill and artistic talent combined with his continuous ability to identify and support design talent was the foundation on which he built Georg Jensen in Copenhagen in 1904.
Georg Jensen’s style embraced the Art Nouveau lines of the day but injected them with a distinctive vigour that continues to resonate today. The brand's most important task is to leverage the ideas and principles of the master himself and translate these into the design of the present day.
When the 37-year-old Georg Jensen, with both an apprenticeship as goldsmith and sculptor behind him, made silver his way of living by establishing his silver smithy in Copenhagen in 1904, it was with the fine craftsman’s understanding and appreciation of the material combined with the accomplished artist’s sense of form.
Through his childhood in the picturesque surroundings of Raadvad north of Copenhagen Georg Jensen was inspired to become an artist. He succeeded in becoming both sculptor and ceramist but it was by way of his talent as a silver smith that he achieved the most remarkable recognition. The Georg Jensen Silversmithy created some of the most original and epoch-defining jewellery, hollowware and cutlery patterns.
At Georg Jensen’s death in 1935 the smithy was acknowledged as one of the most important silversmithies in the world. Georg Jensen was instrumental in defining the character of the twentieth century Scandinavian Design by drawing on Danish traditions and infusing them with a progressive design rationale. He rejected the popular taste of the time for romantic and historicist ornamentation and ostentation, instead embracing the avant-garde Art Nouveau style with its simple organic forms and craft-based approach to production.