Aurélien Barby x Georg Jensen

In collaboration with Danish interior and jewellery design brand, Georg Jensen, previously Copenhagen based French designer Aurélien Barby has designed a shiny, ergonomic, minimalistic, scandi-design inspired delight of a bar and wine collection. With its clean, smooth, rounded shapes and reflective surfaces, your private bar-time will not only look and feel better, the bulging reflection of your well-into-the-second-digit-number-of-consumed-units self, might even increase the level of personal amusement.

As a collection being elegantly minimalistic, with a pinch of playfulness, Barby’s designs fit like a glove into the Georg Jensen aesthetic.

How would you describe the design process of Sky?
As a designer who often strives for a minimalistic aesthetic, I always start from the core function of the product. It helps me focus and extract interesting shapes, which—with a little twist or innovate use of materials—creates an object with personality and character. 

What is unique about Sky?
In a wine and bar collection, it is about touching and manipulating. The Sky collection is very pleasant to touch and to handle and that is what makes Sky unique.

Where did you find your inspiration for Sky?
Simplicity and function drives me. I work with subtle tweaks on shapes, materials and details to create a personal approach and question the function. Nature and the heritage of Georg Jensen have been the main sources of inspiration in designing Sky.

Which key words would you use in describing the Sky collection?
The most essential key words are organic, elegant and simplicity with a twist.

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