Ole Lynggaard Øregaard Museum exhibition - Interview with Charlotte Lynggaard

Written by Jahwanna Berglund

On the 3rd of November, the Øregaard Museum is delighted to open its doors to an exclusive exhibition that invites you to explore the universe of the Danish fine jewelry house, OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN. On the occasion of the company’s 60th anniversary, the beautifully situated Øregaard Museum unfolds the story of the Danish design company. An ongoing story shaped by passion for exquisite crafts-manship and inspiration from nature.

Odalisque Magzine had a conversation with Charlotte Lynggaard around opening of the exhibition at Øregaard Museum. 

What is the significance of Øregaard Museum hosting an exhibition for OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN’s 60th anniversary?
We are very proud that Øregaard Museum invited us to share the story of our company and showcase our designs. We have dreamed of bringing our jewellery into a museum for a very long time – it is a space of immersion, insight, and creativity. And to be able to share this experience with our father, our employees, and all the people interested in design – from Denmark and from abroad – is very special to us. We couldn’t ask for a better way to end our 60th anniversary year.

Could you provide some insights into the history and founding principles of OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN as a Danish fine jewellery house?

We are and always have been driven by passion for craftsmanship and design. That is the heart of our company. Since my father founded the company in 1963, and up until today, we have been working hard to ensure the creative spirit of our brand and the high quality of our craftsmanship.

Can you tell me more about the inspiration from nature that has played a significant role in shaping OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN’s jewellery designs over the past 60 years?

CL:To me, nature is a source of peace, strength, and energy. I am mesmerised by all the wonders of nature. Whenever I go for a stroll in the forest outside my home, I feel immediately inspired by the colours, the shapes, and the constant change in nature – this perpetual circle of life. Contrasts and textures inspire me a lot. That is also why I adore working with different palettes of precious gemstones. To me, nature is the epitome of timeless beauty, and that is a constant inspiration.

What can visitors expect to see in terms of private archive materials, sketches, and installations at the Diamond Jubilee exhibition?

CL:The exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the universe of our brand. It features a wide range of iconic jewellery designs from 1963 up until today – as well as private achieve material and never before seen special pieces, and an exclusive look at what is coming next. The exhibition takes you on a journey through our creative space and the artistic processes behind the designs.

How has OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN evolved since its founding in 1963, and what are some key milestones in its journey?

Since my father started the company in 1963, my brother and I – and now the third generation as well – are taking part in the journey of the brand. There are so many special moments and memories. From new collections and unique special pieces to cherished family moments. Every collection tells its own story of inspiration and dedication and is a memory of a special time. But of course, it was very special to be appointed Purveyor of the Royal Danish Court.

Are there any iconic or signature pieces of jewellery from OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN that will be on display during the exhibition?

CL:The exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces of fine jewellery from the last six decades. Including the ground-breaking jewellery clasp, the Elephants, and the Snakes designed by my father. The BoHo rings and The Midnight Tiaras designed by me. And my daughter Sofia’s new universe launching in the spring of 2024 – representing the third generation of our company.

What role has Øregaard Museum played in bringing this dream exhibition to life, and why was this location so special?

We are delighted that Øregaard Museum invited us to curate this exhibition and shine a light on the art of fine jewellery design and the story of our brand. The museum is located right around the corner from our headquarters and goldsmith workshops, and it is a place very dear to us. The museum is beautifully situated and the atmosphere there is so charming and inspiring.

Øregaard Museum, Ørehøj Allé 2, 2900 Hellerup
November 3rd – December 17th, 2023
For more information, visit www.oregaard.dk