Penumbra hand crafted in sterling silver by Georg Jensen silversmiths and designed by David Thulstrup.



Renowned Danish architect and designer David Thulstrup is behind Penumbra: an impressive centrepiece handmade from sterling silver.

Seamlessly juxtaposing contrasting geometric expressions, the masterpiece brings together different Georg Jensen eras into one sumptuous design.



Penumbra is crafted and hammered in sterling silver by Georg Jensen silversmiths and designed by David Thulstrup


A careful composition of shape

Penumbra’s carefully devised design combines a rectangular outline with an oval-shaped centre that recesses into the hollow structure. With perfect symmetry, the design is reproduced on both sides of the rectangular surface, where the two sunken ellipses almost touch each other.



Art Nouveau and functionalism into one contemporary design

Visiting the archives, David Thulstrup drew inspiration from silversmith Georg Jensen’s recurring use of a specific oval shape in silver centrepieces dating back to the 1910s. He combined this with the strict, functionalist forms of Sigvard Bernadotte’s well-known designs for Georg Jensen.


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It’s in the name: a stunning play of light

The new silver masterpiece takes its name from the Latin term referring to a space of partial illumination. Penumbra, in fact, alludes to the design’s beautiful play of light created by the combination of different geometric shapes.


Georg Jensen silversmithy in Frederiksberg HQ


Expert techniques give life to a unique design

Made in solid sterling silver, Penumbra is crafted and hammered by hand in Copenhagen by skilled silversmiths. Producing the piece requires at least ten years of experience with the craft. The design’s stunning surface includes over 3000 hammer marks, and it takes approximately four months to produce one piece from start to end.



Penumbra by David Thulstrup


A new edition of David Thulstrup’s masterpiece

Designer David Thulstrup’s striking design for Georg Jensen now comes in polished stainless steel. Retaining all the elements that make the original silver masterpiece a superior work of craft, the new design makes for a stunning tray and dish — or can easily shine on its own wherever placed.



Award-winning Danish architect and designer David Thulstrup
Meet the designer

David Thulstrup

Award-winning Danish architect and designer David Thulstrup founded his namesake studio in 2009. Through a refined and holistic approach to architecture, interiors and product design, he combines his Scandinavian heritage with a modern design language.