Na­ture’s Gift

Ole Lynggaard Copen­hagen brings forth spell­bind­ing jew­ellery that draws inspiration from na­ture, dis­cov­ers

Prestige (Singapore) - - JEWELLERY - El­liot lim

sixty years in the fine jew­ellery in­dus­try and epony­mous jew­ellery de­signer and gold­smith, Ole Lynggaard, has never suf­fered a drought in his cre­ativ­ity. “As a de­signer, I feel in­spired all the time. It seems a per­pet­ual stream,” he says. “I al­ways use all my senses and take in as many im­pres­sions as I pos­si­bly can, no mat­ter where I go.”

Since its hum­ble be­gin­nings in 1963, the brand has ex­panded ex­po­nen­tially with a ded­i­cated team of 130 em­ploy­ees work­ing at four flag­ship stores. The suc­cess is at­trib­uted to the un­wa­ver­ing pas­sion of Lynggaard, who made an im­print on the trade with his in­no­va­tive ap­proach to jew­ellery mak­ing, such as his revo­lu­tion­ary hid­den clasp locks.

In spite of the global stan­dards the Dan­ish lux­ury brand has at­tained, Lynggaard cred­its the com­pany’s suc­cess to strong fam­ily ties and val­ues. By pass­ing his com­pany down to his chil­dren — Søren (CEO) and Char­lotte (cre­ative director) — his Scan­di­na­vian roots con­tinue to shape and de­fine the brand’s busi­ness cul­ture.

Step­ping into her fa­ther’s shoes as the com­pany’s cre­ative director in 1992, Char­lotte turns to Mother Na­ture as her con­stant source of inspiration, just as her fa­ther had done since the brand’s in­cep­tion. “Ev­ery­thing I feel pas­sion­ate about can some­how be traced back to na­ture,” she says. “I adore ob­serv­ing the con­stant change in na­ture, this eter­nal cir­cle of life.”

From a tiny flower bud sec­onds away from full bloom, to the lum­ber­ing pace of an ele­phant, the strength of na­ture is drawn, with its beauty im­parted into the brand’s jew­ellery de­signs. En­sur­ing that wear­a­bil­ity is never com­pro­mised, the col­lec­tions are al­ways crafted to ex­ude fear­less fem­i­nin­ity, un­con­trived lux­ury and bo­hemian beauty.

With 50 years of her­itage and time-hon­oured crafts­man­ship, the brand has gar­nered in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion, while still bear­ing the hum­ble story of a fam­ily busi­ness founded by a man of great vi­sion.

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