1928 - 2008
Andreas Mikkelsen grew up in the town of Handbjerg, catching fish and lobsters which he sold to a nearby hotel. Early on he showed a talent for business. In his youth he moved to Copenhagen where he trained at the Niels Brock School before attending the Copenhagen Business School from 1952-1955. In 1955 he started working as a salesman for Georg Jensen and in 1963 he was promoted to sales manager. He quickly progressed at the silversmithy and in 1970 established his own design company A/M Design where he designed his own jewellery for eight years before returning to Georg Jensen. In 1978 he returned to Georg Jensen and when Georg Jensen merged with Holmegaard Glassworks in 1983 Mikkelsen became the company's artistic director.
In 1990 Mikkelsen moved to London to design watches and jewellery for both his own brand A/M Design and for Georg Jensen. In 1992 Mikkelsen was awarded both the Kaj Bojesen Prize as well as the Design Plus Award.
The items Mikkelsen designs are everyday objects as keyrings, pictureframes, wall-clocks, watches as well as jewellery for both men and women. He has also designed several Christmas ornaments and candlesticks for Georg Jensen.