Georg Jensen X Aurélien Barbry launched a new collection of kitchen utensils. Inspired by the Nordic cuisine the Barbry collection merges sculptural shapes and functional design. The new collection comprises of quality kitchen knives and beautiful crafted oak pieces, Georg Jensen celebrates Nordic cuisine and inspires modern cooking in the home. Over the past decade, with the success of the Noma restaurant, Denmark has seen the rise of a unique and ground-breaking cuisine, known as “New Nordic”.
Like the masterful Georg Jensen himself, Danish chefs are globally renowned for an outstanding level of aesthetics and dedication to quality, craftsmanship and refinement that reflects the Danish way of life. The New Nordic chefs seek to emphasise the need for what is described as purity, simplicity and freshness as well as an increased use of seasonal ingredients and the development of traditional dishes, which makes use of local produce shaped by the region’s climate, water and soil.
This inspired Aurélien Barbry, the celebrated Copenhagen-based designer created a collection that merges the Danish heritage of Georg Jensen and the New Nordic philosophy. Barbry related this to his own view of design as an exercise in which you take the simple things from daily life and ask yourself: how could they be done differently? In the Barbry collection, he has created essential pieces that take routine tasks in the kitchen and transform them into gastronomic and aesthetic pleasure.