Georg Jensen Bangle Silver & Amethyst
Design No: 269
Size: c. 5.8 cm (2.3”) x 5.6 cm (2.2”)
Designed by Swedish Designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe
Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (born December 4, 1927 in Malmö – died July 3, 2004 in Copenhagen), often known simply as Torun, was one of Sweden's most important 20th century silversmiths and a master jeweller. She is the first female silversmith to have become internationally noted. Among her most important works are the watch "Vivianna," the bracelet "Mobius," and the earrings and necklaces "Dew Drop." Torun's jewelry has been worn by celebrities including Billie Holiday, Ingrid Bergman, and Brigitte Bardot, and her customers included Pablo Picasso and Duke Ellington. Her work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Montreal, the Louvre in Paris, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London, and in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. This bangle is a wonderful example of Torun’s work for Georg Jensen – she carried on Georg Jensen’s thesis of bringing inanimate materials to life, to make everyday things beautiful and functional. Her work is simple, yet sculptural - these distinctive pieces encapsulate an organic beauty.