Category Archives: David Chu

Murray on the radio! Just like 1953 all over again.

monocleOkay, maybe it’s not radio. Maybe it’s a podcast? Whatever the hell it is, you can hear it at Monocle on iTunes. It’s part of a thing called Section D, No 161, and Murray’s bit starts at 25:30. If you click on MONOCLE above, you’ll go to their website which is not playing Section D right now, for some reason. But from there you can click through to iTunes, eventually. Then you can play 161  and search for 25:30. I know this seems like a lot of work, all for something which may not be but sure sounds a lot like radio, but at least we’re not sending you to Target, where the Jensen book is now available. We’d certainly be the last to say anything negative about any of the fine retail establishments offering Georg Jensen Reflections for sale, but it’s a little hard not to notice that the best selling book at Target is Underwater Dogs. Just saying.

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In case you were wondering how to write Murray Moss in Chinese, it’s 穆雷苔

cheng nan

So why do we care that  穆雷苔   is Murray Moss in Chinese? Because Murray was just in China. In Beijing, specifically,  taking part in a big architectural conference, which is what this announcement is announcing . You can find Murray’s name buried in there if you look closely. In old fashioned English. Click on it to go to the full announcement with portraits of everyone involved.  The Cheng Nan Project is the development of an ancient section of Beijing into an arts center. The actual architects on the panel were presenting their proposals. Murray was presenting some other ideas. 买乔治杰生书  That’s “Buy the Georg Jensen book”.

 

Disegno goes NUTTY over Murray’s Jensen book

disegnoDespite the somewhat odd spelling of Murray’s name, this Disegno piece was very positive about the book and goes into much detail on the thinking behind it.  Most of it is an interview so a lot of the pith comes from Murray himself. He’s always had pith to spare. Click on any one of those gorgeous pitchers to read the full piece. And if you still have not purchased the book, we’re going to start worrying about you soon, but luckily you can fix this stupendous blunder by going here and plunking down your credit card.

Murray talks about his Jensen book at the Sackler Gallery in London

mm choThat’s Georg Jensen CEO David Chu watching as Murray explains it all to tout London design bigwigs at the Zaha designed Sackler Gallery at the Serpentine. Following his talk, there was a formal dinner, where the diners used ACTUAL JENSEN FLATWARE and other silver masterpieces. Yes, it’s true. The book, Georg Jensen Reflections, continues to receive glowing reviews, more of which tomorrow. For today, click on Murray’s glasses to see more pics of the night on the Jensen Twitter page.