Georg Jensen company was founded in 1904 and is the name of a famous Danish silversmith; of a world reknown group of artists and craftsmen who created silverworks of their own design for the company begun by Georg Jensen; and of a style of silver products which represents a union of artistry and craftsmanship of the highest quality with many facets, since many artists contributed to it.
During Georg Jensen's life, all of the artists and craftsmen working at the silversmithy he created, were influenced by his style. And sometimes, especially in the case of Johan Rohde, the influence went both ways. All of the design of the early years though coming from different artists, came within the framework of one recognizable style, identified as the "Georg Jensen style" This style underwent many modifications until Jensen's death and even more thereafter. But the basic characteristics of that early Georg Jensen style remain constant. Today many designs of Georg Jensen and his early associates are still produced, side by side with the work of younger more modern designers.
The characteristics of Jensen's style underscore one of the most distinctive aspects of his workshop: designers in the workshop were not only encouraged to have free reign in their work, but were fully credited with their designs. In ninety-five years, the Georg Jensen company has employed over ninety designers. Some of the better-known Jensen designers included Gundolph Albertus, Johan Rohde, Harald Nielsen and Henning Koppel.