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There’s a new kid on the block from Danish silverware giants Georg Jensen. The Helix collection, a contemporary design from Stockholm based duo Bernadotte & Kylberg already has all the hallmarks of a modern classic. In fact, it sits so well within the Georg Jensen story that I’m surprised it wasn’t created 50 years earlier.
And yet, Bernadotte & Kylberg were adamant not to be overly influenced by what has gone before. Mindful of Georg Jensen’s heritage, the duo were keen to bring new perspectives into the design process, ultimately creating a characteristically functional and elegant collection. Defined by simplistic twists set onto the lids, the helix shape (the Greek translation of ‘spiral’) becomes part of its function.
Carrying forward the centuries-old ritual of enjoying tea and coffee, the five-piece stainless steel tea and coffee service set, consists of a Thermos coffee jug, insulated teapot, sugar or bonbonniere pot and milk jug. Tied together with a sculptural serving tray, a deep blue leather mat on the base keeps everything from slipping, protecting the steel beneath.
I’ve continued the blue thread which runs throughout Georg Jensen’s identity into my own kitchen. You can imagine how much I loved that the leather mat matched the blue cabinets so perfectly!
Made from highly polished stainless steel, their sleek shapes reflect a rare glimpse of autumnal sunshine bursting through the window.
It’s a real pleasure to use this set and taking your time is all part of the experience. From the sculptural handle in the Thermo Jug to the twist of the lid on the Milk Jug, you can appreciate the craftsmanship that’s gone into each piece.
Although its contemporary, industrial aesthetic is enough to earn its keep, the Helix collection has been designed with function in mind. The coffee thermo keeps fluids hot or cold for up to six hours and the spout never drips after pouring.
Thermo Jug, £170 | Helix Tray, £160 | Milk Jug, £60 |Bonbonniere, £50.
If you love the Helix collection, you might like the simplicity of the Bernadotte collection too, also designed for Georg Jensen.
Photography and styling © Tiffany Grant-Riley.