Stories

Discover our world as we share stories about exciting collaborations, designers and projects. We welcome you to a world of textiles and to share our history stretching all the way back to the sixteenth century.
GUIDED BY CRAFTSMANSHIP
THE HISTORY BEHIND BENT GEORG JENSEN

Textile engineer, weaver and the driving force in design development for several decades  
ANDREAS ENGESVIK - LONG-LASTING DESIGN

We spoke to Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik about quality and good design

A NEW COTTON CLASSIC IS BORN
A NEW COTTON CLASSIC IS BORN

The NORS design combine past experience and contemporary needs  

DESIGN WHICH EVOKES MEMORIES

Good design lasts from generation to generation and continues to evoke memories
GASTRONOMY AND GREAT DESIGN

We supply damask tablecloths to the Michelin-starred restaurant Ti Trin Ned in Fredericia, Denmark
TIME FOR FAMILY AND TRADITIONS — EASTER WITH ELLEN HILLINGSØ

Easter with famous Danish actress Ellen Hillingsø
FOR THE GATHERINGS OF LIFE – STORYTELLING AT THE TABLE

When the table is set, emotions and togetherness come into play
IN ARNE JACOBSEN’S FOOTSTEPS – THE ESCAPE TO SWEDEN

Read about Arne Jacobsen’s beautiful textile designs and the story behind them
Fabric remnants are given a new lease of life at Koldinghus Castle

At Koldinghus Castle, fabric remnants are transformed into costumes in the Royal Sewing Workshop
DESIGN EXPERIENCES AT THE SEA

Come aboard and read the story of the Summerbird ship, Havet, which is loaded with good design
WE SEW TO MEASURE
WE SEW TO MEASURE

Get your textiles customized to individual measurements

EASY AND FLAVOURFUL HONEY CAKE

Get the recipe for the most delicious honey cake with a very special history
NAME TOWELS
NAME TOWELS

Treat yourself or someone you’re fond of with our popular towels with woven name  

HOTEL ATMOSPHERE IN YOUR OWN HOME
HOTEL ATMOSPHERE IN YOUR OWN HOME

Many of us dream of creating a luxurious hotel atmosphere at home

4 TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP

Start by choosing bedding in a material that meets your needs  


BEHIND THE SCENES OF STILL LIFE
BEHIND THE SCENES OF STILL LIFE

Cecilie Manz’s thoughts on creating the timeless design STILL LIFE  


HANDWOVEN LUXURY FROM INDIA
HAND-WOVEN LUXURY FROM INDIA

Read the Interesting story about the hand-woven PUK design


SLEEP WELL IN A PEACEFUL AND STRESS-FREE ENVIRONMENT
SLEEP WELL IN PEACE AND QUIET

Here is some inspiration to help you create your own oasis of relaxation in the bedroom

WHY WINE TABLECLOTHS?
WHY WINE TABLECLOTHS?

The wine tablecloths give a fantastic overview of the six most popular wine regions

ROYAL VISIT AT GEORG JENSEN DAMASK

Read about Princess Benedikte’s visit to our head office in Kolding
APARTMENT WITH A VIEW, DRESSED IN GREY
HOUSING - GREYISH SHADES


Grey is a classic, and a major part of the Nordic colour gamut


GET INSPIRED

Go behind the scenes for a unique insight into our collaborations and projects as we introduce you to our world of proud weaving traditions and classic design.
Come with us as we dive into the archives and learn more about the thinking behind some of our most popular designs – as well as meeting the designers who brought them to life.

We will keep you updated on trends as well as inviting designers, interior designers, florists, celebrities, bloggers and many others to set tables using their favourite designs.
Be inspired by a Christmas table covered in spring design, or get tips and tricks on how to make a colourful Advent wreath with your favourite flowers.

Sometimes we need external input, ideas and angles – whether they apply to a table setting for a special celebration or to our home decor. Sometimes new perspectives can make ideas germinate and initiate the creative process.
We love to inspire because we are constantly inspired by others – by those with classic styles and by those who invite us to see celebrations and traditions in new colours and shapes.

MEET THE DESIGNERS

Beauty is often found in the details, which is why we spend a long time and much deliberation on every design. A lot of thought goes into every decision, and we work passionately to develop textiles that will remain relevant, functional and not least beautiful for many years to come. Durability and quality are the key words; if a design is not executed in high quality, it won’t survive for long enough to create joy.

Here on our inspiration page we want to introduce you to our exciting design collaborations, all of which are based on a shared passion for good craftsmanship and timeless design with a long service life. We work with some of Scandinavia’s top designers, weavers and architects. The designers each bring something unique to our collection, and they are carefully chosen so that we can rely on a common understanding of our DNA, values and long history.

Using external designers is a natural part of our Scandinavian design philosophy, all the way back to 1920 when we initiated our first design collaboration with the architect Knud V. Engelhardt. He designed our weaver bird logo and began working on the H.C. ANDERSEN tablecloth, which was completed by Inger Blegvad Klint after his death.