winds of change at the end of the 19th Century and at the beginning
of the 20th Century brought forward the towering figure of Thorvald
Bindesboell as the innovator within the applied arts and the nearest
Danish equivalent to William Morris, resulting in the early 20th Century
in the establishment of individual jewellers/artists workshops, such
as Mogens Ballin. Georg Jensen, Holger Kyster ( a prominent jeweller
interpreting many of Bindesboell's silver designs) , Dragsted, Hertz
and Michelsen to mention the most resounding personalities who contributed
in a very important way to establish a prominent position of the art
of Danish Jeweller on the Global map, becoming renowned firms at home
and abroad, and paving the way to a sustained development through
quality, innovation - both in material and design - assisted by a
cornucopia of artistic talent, still prevailing in the 21st Century.
In the mid 20th Century a change of direction in design and interpretation
through influences from cultural exchanges from outside Denmark and
a more formalized educational programme, resulted in a trend for more
individualistic designed pieces sold through the artists own workshops.
The last 40-50 years have produced a long line of promiment Danish
jewellers who have taken up their place on the international scene
such as Arje Griegs, Torben Hardenberg, Bent Exner, Nanna & Joergen
Ditzel, Kim Buck, Claus Bjerring, Per Sumtum, Jytte Kloeve, Joergen
Ransby and Castello Hansen to mention a few.Whilst Kasia Gasparski
and Anette Kraen among others represent the jewellers of a new wave
of interpretation, experimenting with unusual material combined with
the classic metals of the jeweller.
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