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an affluent, class-less society like Denmark’s, cultural concepts such
as design, is accessible to all. The fundamental attitude is liberal
and the design is for everyone. Classic Danish design dating back to
the fifties is experiencing a huge renaissance. A Skagen watch keeps
that spirit alive with their minimal streamlined wristwatch designs.
In 1989, Henrik and Charlotte Jorst came to the United States from their native Denmark to follow a dream: that of owning and running their own business, to introduce the Danish lifestyle and philosophy into the lives of many. Skagen Designs was founded by these two natives of Copenhagen on the principle that beautifully designed high-quality objects can be created at reasonable prices.
The Skagen Denmark Collections reflect owners Charlotte and Henrik Jorst's creative Danish spirit with clean, elegant designs, skillful craftsmanship and technical perfection. The Jorsts have a hand in designing each piece of the Skagen Collection.
Simplicity is not another word for poverty. On the contrary, simplicity can be a source of abundance, both material and spiritual. Simple can of course mean lacking or banal. But simplicity can also take a powerful form, one which never compromises on the overall shape of an object or an idea.
A fundamental principle in nature;
Abundant yet simple forms are found throughout the natural world, as an expression of function and economy. But nature goes further. The fundamental principle of the natural world is that if two theories can each go to explain the same phenomenon, then it's the simpler of the two that holds true.
For centuries, the little village of Skagen, Denmark, and its kilometers of white sandy beaches have been visited by artists seeking the magnificent light; artists who by the 19th Century had spread Skagen's beauty on canvasses that today are traded at leading auction houses. It is here where the natural purity and beauty of Danish design found its unique qualities. The small village on the edge of the sea continues to be the inspiration for all Skagen Denmark products.