Griegst is the family name of artist Arje & Irene Griegst. Established as a fine jewellery brand, it was founded in Copenhagen in 1963 by the Danish goldsmith and artist Arje Griegst (1938-2016). Arje Griegst is an international household name in Danish Design. His jewellery is sought after by collectors all over the world, and among his prominent customers is the Danish Queen H.M. Margrethe II.
Arje Griegst was a goldsmith who thought like a sculptor. Inspired by the Baroque and the Orient, his free sculptural form is a contrast to rigid modernism. Using his own customised cire perdue techniques he was able to sculpt pieces that vibrate with sensual energy in an almost hallucinatory alternate universe. In his hands, rigid materials were rendered almost in their liquid state across jewellery and collaborations on tableware, flatware, glassware, chandeliers and sculptures.
Blurring the lines between jewellery and art, Arje Griegst’s pieces are crafted using only the most precious metals and exquisite stones chosen for their organic shape, clarity and colour. Arje Griegst's legacy lives on in his works – re-issued from original casts.
He won international acclaim for his jewellery, his famous Triton tableware, Konkylie stellet, his silver cutlery, his glassware, Xanadu, and his late masterpieces chandelier light sculpture at the Design Museum Denmark and his fountain at the Tivoli Gardens
Arje Griegst is represented at museums internationally. His jewellery and designs has been shown at Metropolitan museum and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, at the Victoria & Albert in London, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, National Museum in Stockholm and the Design Museum Denmark in Copenhagen. He has received numerous awards for his work.