IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE JEWELRY

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE JEWELRY

Danish jewelry designer Jane Kønig has dedicated her life to jewelry, but enjoys many other interests outside the jewelry world too – in particular art, design and interiors. You could say there’s a close connection between Jane’s interests and jewelry, because this is where she finds much of her inspiration for her design processes. We talked to Jane and asked about her interests:

The best art museum in Denmark?
I'm really fond of Louisiana, just north of Copenhagen. They always exhibit the most stunning works of art, and that’s where I first learned about Andy Warhol – around 40 years ago now. After a tour of the museum, you can take a walk along the beach and then have lunch.

Designers who never disappoint?
Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons. The design, quality and fabrics of the clothes are always superb. If you need timeless pieces for your wardrobe, then clothes designed by Rei never fail.

An underestimated interior item?
Many years ago Charlotte Perriand designed rice paper lamps. Now everyone can afford rice paper lamps, and they’re really functional. That’s what I like about them. They also create a beautiful light, and in the right surroundings, look very exclusive.

Which interior item would you love to have?
The Carlton room divider, made by Ettore Sottsass.It’s both beautiful and funky – and really suits my personality. I also dream of a piece of art from Andy Warhol – it reminds me of my younger days, and of when I started to find my inspiration. It was like a whole new world opened up for me, when I discovered art and design.

Most beautiful building in the world?
Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut. I love that the house is placed right in the middle of nature, and no matter where you are, you look out at green surroundings.

2 years ago
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