About Michael Weihe

In my design work I can not hide my background in natural science. Before throwing myself over working with silver & gold, I got a bachelor degree in science from The University of Roskilde, RUC. In the university world, I was often more fascinated of the forms & structures of molecules & cells in an aesthetic sense, rather than the scientific outcome. The heading “In fluctu vita” originates from the motto of RUC; the full motto sounds: “In stillness death, in movement life.” In my design process the emphasis is on living objects, things in movement. I am striving towards an expression that catches this movement in an aesthetic & interesting way – creating living design. As an example I chose literally to be inspired from The Blood of Christ to form the foot of a Chalice for The Church of Østerhåb, out of red blood cells, erythrocytes. The forms of these cells are quite tempting and obvious to interpret into aesthetic usable objects, that are interesting to watch.

- Michael Weihe

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Kerteminde, Funen 1971
  • Bachelor of Science RUC 1995
  • Danebod Højskole – Jewelry design & forging 1995
  • Hollowware silversmith, apprenticeship – Georg Jensen
  • Silversmithy, Frederiksberg 2000 Self-employed – workshop in Hillerød 2001
  • Establishing of Weihe Gold & Silversmithy in Haderslev 2002

Member of

  • Church Silversmiths 2004-2005
  • The Danish Silversmiths 2008-

Exhibitions

  • Henrik Skjønnemand – Ribe 2002
  • Galleri Montan – Bredgade København – “Made in Denmark” 2007
  • Koldinghus – special-exhibition – Danske Sølvsmede 2007
  • Kunstindustrimuseet – “Skattejagt” 2008
  • Koldinghus – “Bordets ægte glæder” 2009

Honours

  • Bronze medal for “welldone” apprenticeship 2001
  • Entrepreneur of the year – Haderslev 2004

Sold to

  • Team Denmark – “Ragnhild Award”/”The Talent Award” 2001-2011
  • Danish Broadcasting Corporation P2 Award 2002-2012
  • Danish Broadcasting Corporation P2 Jazz Award 2004-2005
  • Danish Broadcasting Corporation P2 Radium Award 2005
  • Lise Aagaard Copenhagen – design of Trollbeads “Jellyfish” & “Unity”
  • Haderslev Municipality Årets Sociale Virksomhed 2003-2006
  • Haderslev Municipality official Gift – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark 2008
  • Haderslev Municipality official Gift - The Royal Couple HM The Queen & HRH The Prince Consort 2013
  • Haderslev Domkirke 2004 & 2007
  • Hospice Sønderjylland 2006 & 2007
  • Kirke Hørup Kirke 2004 Østerhåb Kirke 2011 & 2012
  • Aller Mølle 2009
  • MAN B&W Diesel A/S
  • Rockwool A/S
  • Kirkbi A/S
  • Abena A/S
  • Hedeselskabet A/S
  • Dansani A/S
  • 7 TM Pharma