Tag Archives: Georg Jensen

Murray, Holding a Jensen Fruitbowl in front of Bamboo

mm22As proof, if you need still more, that Murray really was in Beijing working with Georg Jensen, here he is, in the middle of set up, weighing his options. One of the options will be to eventually put down the fruitbowl. Quite possibly into that box that sits upon the ground in front of him. We’ll never know for sure.

Murray, Marc Newson, Georg Jensen, together again in Beijing

11875368_397435780460796_1198128274_nHere’s Murray interviewing Marc during the opening of the Jensen Hus in Beijing.   Murray may be asking, and Marc may be talking about the rather amazingly gorgeous Tea Service he has just designed for Jensen, which was being launched during the opening ceremonies. That’s pretty likely. But we weren’t there, so it’s an informed guess.

Yes, you’re right. Murray’s back in China.

jensen gardenRemember how Murray was in China last fall? Well, he’s back there again, and once again is working with Georg Jensen. This time it’s during Beijing Design Week, and the opening of the exhibition Jensen’s Garden, which is the first section of the new Jensen Hus headquarters to open. Note his tiny photo in the second row on the brochure, surrounded by pals Marc Newson, Aric Chen and of course, Jensen CEO, David Chu. Click on that tiny face to see the whole thing way bigger.

$85, $52.95 or $559.61 — your choice

GeorgJensen_CoverMurray’s shiny gorgeous Georg Jensen book is available all over the place, and even on Amazon it’s offered at so many price points, it’s dizzying. And very curious. Why would someone who could purchase the book nearly anywhere for its listed price of $85, or on Amazon for $52.95, choose of their own free will to pay $559.61 for THE SAME BOOK. Are there people out there who could possibly think to themselves, My God there must be something REALLY special about that $559.61 version even though they don’t say there is. Why else would they be charging so much? Think I better just snap one right up. Yessirree. Here’s my titanium Amex. Sure don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.

TIME goes BONKERS for Murray’s Jensen book

time           Time magazine has included Murray’s super hotcakes Georg Jensen Reflections in its Holiday Gift Guide, which means that if you have not already purchased a copy for yourself, NOW you have to get TWO because you will need to get one for your art loving friend as well. If you had done what we told you and bought your copy weeks ago, you would not be finding yourself in this pickle. But you never listen. There’s obviously no point in mentioning this, but if you click on the book title, you’ll be whisked away to Amazon where you can make your purchase. But of course you won’t. Why do we even try?

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.

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 the Movie on Georg Jensen website

mmmovieClick on Murray’s white shirt to go to the Georg Jensen home page where you will find a short film of Murray explaining how he came to write the book and what he wanted to achieve with it. If you have somehow neglected to buy the book as of yet, you can rectify that oversight here.

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.

Architectual Digest goes GA GA over Murray’s Jensen book. Calls book “striking”.

ad3ad3They said other very nice things as well and you can read them all and also see the slideshow of spectacular images from the book by clicking on that big silver potato . I’m also very happy to report that you can now buy the book online at Barnes and Noble.  I hope Amazon has learned its lesson.