Lille Kirkestræde 5
1072 Copenhagen

From their charming goldsmith studio in the heart of Copenhagen designers Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies make personal handcrafted jewellery with a modern twist and a keen eye on tradition. The creative duo is driven by a passion for individual storytelling, unique design and uncompromising craftsmanship which in just a few years has turned jewellery by Emquies-Holstein into acclaimed conversation pieces.

Personal Jewelry with Modern Tradition
From their charming goldsmith studio and flagship store in the heart of Copenhagen designers Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies make personal jewelry with a modern twist and a keen eye on tradition. The creative duo is driven by a passion for individual storytelling, which in just a few years has turned jewelry by Emquies-Holstein into internationally acclaimed conversation pieces.
Since 2007 the creativity and passion of Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies has evolved solely around their mutual love brand Emquies-Holstein. Before joining forces privately as well as professionally the couple has worked with some of the world’s finest designer labels such as Tiffany & Co, Ralph Lauren, Royal Copenhagen and George Jensen Damask, but today their uncompromising craftsmanship and characteristic expression is dedicated solely to their own collections.

In 2010 Emquies-Holstein moved to charming new settings in Copenhagen’s design district. From the ceiling gigantic spotlights illuminate the buzzing machines, while glass cases display the latest collections, enabling visitors to experience the daily work of the designers at close hand. Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies also work closely with the customers when it comes to meeting their specific demands, as storytelling and timeless jewelry is the very DNA of Emquies-Holstein as a brand.

Artistic diversity & common vision
With a background in graphic design, construction building and jewelry design Emquies-Holstein is an unusual and happy blend of arts. What Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies have in common is a desire to salute everyday life and rituals, while bending the rules of traditional jewelry design. Through the years inspiration have come from surprising, yet always poetic places. From sensual chocolate wrapping to the stimulating rhythm of the flamenco dance, since expression and a sculptural mode of expression is at the heart of every jewelry piece by Emquies-Holstein.

The artistic diversity of the couple brings scope and weight to the Emquies-Holstein portfolio and today the brand is synonymous with precious jewelry with a modern twist for all life’s special occasion. The ones prescribed by tradition as well as the ones, you invent yourself…

Tradition with a modern twist
Keeping with tradition, while at that the same time adding a modern twist to the classics is at the core of Emquies-Holstein’s design. Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies are fascinated by the symbolic value attached to jewelry and look upon their design as conversation pieces rather than just decorative accessories. In their rings, bracelets and necklaces social conventions, artistic vision and the life of the wearer fuse into one original story, which – alongside uncompromising quality – places jewelry by Emquies-Holstein between individually crafted artwork and mass production.

Emquies-Holstein designs for women and men, grownups and kids using precious metals such as sterling silver, gold, white gold, diamonds, pearls and enamel. Experience the unique collections at www.emquies-holstein.com or pay a visit to the flagship store at Lille Kirkestræde. The designers are always pleased to learn about your specific needs and wishes, while you gain insight into old craftsmanship and the traditions of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Lille Kirkestræde 5
DK – 1072 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 2073 1389

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The CPHmade guide to Crafts Fair Copenhagen 2013

The late summer in Copenhagen means fairs and fashion. As Copenhagen recently finished up on Copenhagen Fashion Week, Defining Scandinavia it’s time for yet another fair. This time it’s open for everyone, and the admittance is FREE of charge.

If you didn’t find the time to visit the Defining Scandinavia, we’ve got good news for you! The annual event the Crafts Fair in Copenhagen is  just around the corner, and tomorrow, Thursday, you can experience contemporary design in cosy, classic surroundings on Vor Frue Plads.
Throughout the exhibition, you’ll find some of the most talented craftsmen Denmark has to offer and, of course CPHmade is strongly represented.
As 7 (!!!) CPHmade members are represented at this fair, we’ve made things easy for you, and made a little guide of “Must-see” stands on the fair.

We’ll start off in in the jewellery section, where you can meet Emquies-Holstein, Karina Hunn and Mads Heindorf.

Emquies Holstein

The goldsmith duo Emquies-Holstein, who have gained quite some attention from Danish fashion magazines lately, have brought a variety of their fantastic jewellery to this fair.
Jewellery from Emquies-Holstein is craftsmanship at an extremely high level, and all the astonishing pieces from Emquies-Holstein has that luxurious feeling you’d want in a piece of jewellery.

Hunn Jewellery

The never not-workking jewellery designer, Karina Hunnerup, is also ready to show you examples of her hard work on Crafts Fair 2013.

Hunn crafts and designs jewellery from a poetic, and graphically light point of view. Every piece designed by Ms. Hunnerup is crafted in hand, and is the result of endless hours of refining precious stones into perfectly shaped accessories.

Make sure to find your way to Hunn Jewellery’s stand on the CRAFTS Fair.

Mads Heindorf

To those of you who may not now the jewellery designer Mads Heindorf, we can assure you that he is the real deal.

Mr. Heindorf is blessed with an unique talent for designing raw, yet sophisticated jewellery for both men and women. He creates his very own collections, and is constantly exploring and seeking the very best, and he usually combines eye-catching details with rough surfaces to create a fine balance and contrast between the sophisticated and raw look.

In the ceramics section, we suggest you that you’ll find your way to the stands of Tina Maria Bentsen, Signe Schjøth and Signe Emdal.

Tina Marie Bentsen

The busy ceramist Tina Marie Bentsen, who was also participating at Defining Scandinavia, is ready to present her creations at the Crafts Fair 2013.

Ms. Bentsen is usually known for her clean and minimal designs, with quirky details. But Ms. Bentsen’s designs are not all crafted from the “usual” shapes you’d expect of ceramics. For instance she’s quite famous for her three dimensional cloud-mobile, which we have a keen eye on.
if you’re not able to visit the Crafts Fair, check out our selection of Tina Maria Bentsen products in our WEBSHOP.

Signe Schjøth

Ms. Signe Schjøth used to work as an acknowledged ceramic artist at major exhibitions, and her creations exudes a playful imagination.
Ms. Schjøth’s talent, and artistically visual approach to ceramic designs, is one of the main reasons her works of art are exhibited in venues like The National Arts Foundation. Make sure to find your way to Ms. Schjøth’s stand.

In the accessories department, CPHmade is represented by Monomade and Emdal Colorknit.


May we strongly suggest that you make your way to Monomade’s stand.
Monomade is a Copenhagen-based interior design company, who seek to combine simplicity and elegancy with a with contemporary design. The results are simple, geometric shapes crafted in exquisite materials by hand.
If you can’t make it to the Crafts Fair – you can check our selection, where you can buy Monomade products.

Emdal Colorknit

Finally, we most definitely recommend that you find your way to Signe Emdal’s stand as well. Emdal Colorknit is an absolute expert when it comes to transforming digitally created visuals into the most fantastic knitted scarves you can imagine.
Most recently, Emdal Colorknit collaborated with the National Gallery of Denmark on a special edition of the “Wearable Hug”, and now Emdal Colorknit is ready with a new collection of stunning scarves, which she is ready to show you on the Crafts Fair.

Member News monday

We’re back from the summer holidays, and of course we’re ready with some news from the CPHmade network.
This week we’ll come across an invitation to a Reception, High-end jewellery featured in Eurowoman and IN, Place de Bleu in Los Angeles and a NEW member of CPHmade.

INVITATION: Monomade Summer Reception


The hardworking architects from Monomade is celebrating the opening of their new creative office space on Rentemestervej.
This Friday, Monomade will host a reception on their rooftop terrace, and you’re all welcome to join the festivities from 16.00. We bet that drinks, food and a DJ will be the perfect way to start off your weekend!

Monomade // Reception – From 16.00
Rentemestervej 39, 1.st floor
2400 Copenhagen NV

Emquies Holstein – Features in Eurowoman and IN

The refined and contemporary goldsmith duo, Emquies-Holstein, has been featured in quite a lot of fashion magazines. You may recall that their astonishing “Whole” pendant was featured in Costume’s April issue. But it isn’t just Costume who have discovered the fantastic jewelry from Emquies-Holstein, and in the recent issue’s of EUROWOMAN and IN you’ll stumble upon some of the easily recognizable jewelry from the dynamic duo.

Place de Bleu – A Tale in the Promised is about to unfold

The fantastic home accessories from the socio-economic business Place de Bleu has teamed up with the shop Hurra-Hurra. The shop is based in Los Angeles, and we’re absolutely pleased to see Danish design being distributed to the Promised land! Stay tuned for more info on this interesting collaboration.

CPHmade Guided Tours featured in the Copenhagen Post

During the summer we’ve had quite the success with our initiative CPHmade Guided Tours. Collaborations with some of the best hotels in Copenhagen, and a strong support from customers has truly made CPHmade Guided Tours a success.
During the summer, we have made new friends at the Copenhagen Post. On a sunny day in May we invited a journalist from the Copenhagen Post to join us on one of our CPHmade Guided Tours, and now we’ve just realized that the initiative is featured in Copenhagen Post’s Summer Guide. We’d like to thank the Copenhagen Post for the kind words. The full article can be found right here in our “Press Department”.

DesignRitter to join CPHmade.

It’s been a while since we last had the opportunity of introducing you all to a new member of the CPHmade family. But today, we’re pleased to inform you that DesignRitter is now a part of our humble network.
DesignRitter is founded by the designer and interior architect David Ritter, which specializes in individual home solutions from a sustainable point of view.
From his small(!) workshop on Prinsesse Charlottes Gade, DesignRitter crafts and design a wide range of small furniture and accessories for the home.
The materials used for these designs are strictly chosen by their sustainable abilities, making materials like oriented strand board (OSB) and old europallets a DesignRitter favourite.
Stay tuned on the CPHmade blog for news about DesignRitter in the future.

Emquies-Holstein and MONOMADE at Trapholt

GREAT news from our dear members Monomade and Emquies-Holstein!

The two members from CPHmade have been selected to participate in TRAPHOLT’s annual Whitsunday Market! Emquies-Holstein and Monomade has been handpicked to participate in the Whitsunday Market, alongside with 36 of the very best craftsmen in Denmark.
With architectonic finesse, the two architects Kira Snowman and Uffe Topsøe-Jensen crafts beautiful home accessories by hand, and the results are simple geometric shapes crafted in exquisite materials. Monomade promise you all that they will bring a wide selection their eye-catching collection to the Market!

As if one CPHmade member represented at Trapholt’s Witsunday Market was not enough, we are proud to inform you that you are also able experience the exquisite jewellery from Emquies-Holstein at the market.
The dynamic goldsmith duo has gained quite a lot of attention the last couple of months for their edgy jewellery designs. The hardworking goldsmiths are driven by a passion for individual storytelling, unique design and uncompromising craftsmanship, which just in a few years has turned the astonishing jewelry by Emquies-Holstein into acclaimed conversation pieces. Go see for yourselves at the Trapholt Whitsunday Market.

The Whitsunday Market takes place on the 19th and 20th of May, in Trapholt – Museum of Modern Art. Trapholt is one of the largest and most popular museums in Denmark outside of Copenhagen.
Situated in the south of Jutland with an astonishing view of Kolding Fjord, Trapholt first opened the doors back in 1998. Ever since, Trapholt has been acknowledged by its astonishing and contemporary collection of modern art, design and furniture design.
If you find yourselves in this area, make sure to swing by Trapholt for a celebration of craftsmanship!

Trapholt’s Whitsunday Market
Æblehaven 6

19th & 20th of May
Admission: FREE

Emquies-Holstein featured in Costume Magazine!

Our dear member, the goldsmith duo Emquies-Holstein is featured in this issue month’s issue of Costume Magazine!

From their charming goldsmith studio in the heart of Copenhagen, the designers Diana Holstein and Hanan Emquies make personal, contemporary handcrafted jewelry with  a keen eye on tradition.
The creative duo is driven by a passion for individual storytelling, unique design and uncompromising craftsmanship, which just in a few years has turned the astonishing jewelry by Emquies-Holstein into acclaimed conversation pieces. The Danish press are keeping their eyes on the talented duo, and THIS month the Danish fashion magazine Costume featured the pendant from Emquies-Holstein’s collection “WHOLE”. The pendant consists of a silver chain and a ring made from 18k gold.

The “Whole Collection” from Emquies-Holstein centres on the thoughts of Albert Einstein, stating that we are all part of a bigger whole with a mutual responsibility towards each other. In a highly poetic, yet very simple and minimalistic design the Whole Collection encourages us to think holistically, since we are all part of the same organism. As the collection’s English name “Whole” suggests, every piece of jewellery is designed with round circular shapes in mind to symbolize the unique whole of all things in life. A universal message with global sympathy.