Georg Jensen • TUNES
Mirror polished stainless steel. Candles sold separately. Designed by Monica Förster for Georg Jensen.
Diam.17 x H.11cm
Combining pure lyrical beauty with innovative versatility, this eye-catching candleholder is an exercise in Scandinavian minimalist design. The candleholder is expertly crafted from stainless steel with a mirror-polished finish, that accentuates the glow of the candle, whilst the wide tray-like base can be used to serve snacks or hold flowers.
Swedish Monica Förster has an innate understanding of shape and proportion when it comes to creating her products. This, together with her fascination with technology and craftsmanship, leads her to be an inspired and thoughtful designer - qualities that are clearly seen in her Tunes collection for Georg Jensen.
Born and raised in the very north of Sweden, Monica Förster has become a leading light in Scandinavian design. Running her own studio in Stockholm since 1999, she has worked on products as diverse as lighting, ceramics, furniture and carpets.
Her natural curiosity for new materials and production techniques leads her to continually explore innovative methods of construction.
Monica Förster believes that the idea behind her products is the most important starting point. She feels she can only move on to the shape, colour and details when she has resolved the initial concept. Monica has a strong understanding of shape which, when combined with her curiosity for new technology, produces work that is innovative and exciting.
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.