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Arno Malinowski

1899 - 1976

Born in Copenhagen by Danish parents. At the age of 15 he became an apprentice at medalist and engraver Sophus Lindahl, who was appointed engraver to the court. He completed his training in 1919.
Malinowski’s ambition was the Academy of Fine Arts, and the next step was to apply to the Technical School to prepare for the Academy of Fine Arts. Here he received teaching from 1919 until the spring of 1922. At the Academy of Fine Arts he received tuition from professor and sculptor Einar Utzon-Frank. The combination of Malinowskis educations and his understanding for the various materials made him a very good and respected designer. He was not afraid of combining materials in new ways. His designs are inspired by the art deco movement and are often figurative with a clear inspiration from Japanese artwork with wild nature and animals in a controlled and tamed manner. In1935 Malinowski was hired as a designer by Georg Jensen. He has designed many pieces of jewellery for the company with stylized and classical animal and plant motifs.
Especially during the 2. World war Malinowski's ingenuity was put to work in making exclusive jewellery by combining wood and iron with small pieces of silver. Malinowski also designed an emblem to mark the Danish King Christian X's 70 birthday in 1940. The emblem became a bestseller with more than 1 million pieces sold during the period (1940-1947) it was for sale.

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Designed by Arno Malinowski

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