Often customers say to me how the look of Jensen jewellery has changed, how it has become gimmicky rather than classic and fashionable or trend driven rather than timeless. And it’s true, many of new releases of the last couple of decades have veered away from what the “Jensen” name built and came to epitomise in the fifties, sixties and seventies, but you could never say that of the work of Regitze Overgaard.
She alone, out of the many designers commissioned by Jensen, has somehow understood the brief left to her by those designers that have gone before: Koppel, Ditzel, Torun, Gabrielsen just to name those that are household names and then Fog, Eskildsen, Kindt-Larsen, Andersen to highlight some more maybe not so well known.
Overgaard has been able to ensure that simplicity and effortlessness are at the core of what she creates, without being nostalgic or derivative; providing work that is original, classic and yet undeniably modern, and challenges both the concepts of space and form.
However, her pieces are only half of her design concept; the other half is the body of the wearer and as such, it means her jewellery is enhanced by being worn, just as the body of the wearer is enhanced by wearing them.
The symbiotic nature of the design and wearer is something that sets her apart, in that other designers’ work may look good on paper but never better when actually on a body: with Overgaard the intention becomes complete.
Having said that, it is probably wrong that we are showing her pieces shot in our studio rather than on a figure…..but then again, that is the joy we want you to discover when you try them on in the store and share with us the magic of Regitze Overgaard.
Completed training as a goldsmith 1970
Graduated Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts 1976
Has collaborated with Jensen since 1987 and some of the most successful designs created during this period have been hers. Collections include: Zephyr, Sphere, Infinity, Curve just to name a few.