Milan Design Week 2012: Georg Jensen’s ‘Mama’ vase gets the silver treatment

Georg Jensen unveiled a magnificent sterling silver version of its ‘Mama’ vase, designed by Ilse Crawford and made by Georg Jensen master silversmith Jesper William Nordø. Jesper spoke to Vogue Living about the process of translating the design to silver and how crafting the shape led to the creation of a new surface treatment. Unlike the usual Georg Jensen hammer finish: applied in the final shaping phase, the horizontal oval hammer marks on the surface follow the shape of the vase, creating a gentle shimmering effect.

See Vogue Living July/August 2012, on news stands and Zinio now, for a 28-page report on this year’s Milan Design Week.

Photographs: Chris Court and Paul Barbera
Interview: David Clark
Video production: Zoe Jeffery and Madeleine Hinchy

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