1887 - 1970
Gundorph Albertus was trained as a chaser in 1905. He went to Munich in 1908 to become a silversmith and was finished in 1909. He trained in Paris at École des Arts Décoratifs in 1910-1911. Upon his return to Denmark in 1911 he began studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts as a sculptor as well as working for Georg Jensen as a chaser. He graduated as a sculptor in 1915. From 1926-1954 Albertus was Assistant Director at Georg Jensen and from 1935 he was also head of production at Georg Jensen.
Albertus was inspired by the the Art Deco style and aimed to add a controlled and refined look to his designs. Albertus’ skills as a sculptor and chaser are visible in his designs and throughout his career he strived for high quality in both his own work and in the works of others that were produced by Georg Jensen.
His most famous flatware designs are Cactus from 1930 and Mitra from 1941.
Albertus was awarded a gold medal at the World exhibition in Paris in 1925 and an Honorary diploma in 1937.