History

Monies was founded in Copenhagen in 1973. The company was born from an interest and love for unconventional natural materials and avantgarde design. Since then, Monies has grown to become a brand that is known and admired for its bold and extravagant designs. 2023 is a milestone for Monies. It marks an anniversary of five decades and the beginning of a new era with Karl Monies, son of founders and creative minds Gerda and Nikolai Monies, as lead and creative director. And so, the story continues with second generation and a clear vision.

“We curate jewellery from natural materials. Timeless, handmade and one of a kind. Originally designed by nature as an ode to our origin.
Our methodology is simple; Keep nature’s uncompromising design when possible.
Appreciate its unconventional compositions and obey its relentless determination.
Created for past, present and future generations.”

Karl Monies

1973 - GERDA AND NIKOLAI FOUND THE COMPANY

1974 - OPENING OF THE FIRST STORE IN NIELS HEMMINGSENS GADE, COPENHAGEN

1978 - THE COMPANY CHANGED NAME TO GERDA LYNGGAARD POUR MONIES AND THE STORE OPENS IN A NEW LOCATION IN NIELS HEMMINGSENS GADE, COPENHAGEN

1982 - THE NAME OF THE COMPANY CHANGED GRADUALLY TO MONIES

1990 - THE STORE MOVES TO ØSTERGADE, COPENHAGEN

1990s - COLLABORATIONS WITH CHANEL, CHRISTIAN LACROIX AND DONNA KARAN

1991 - THE FIRST PARIS STORE OPENED

1996 - THE PARIS STORE MOVES TO RUE ST. HONORÉ

1997 - MONIES MOVES THE WORKSHOP AND OFFICE TO NORDRE TOLDBOD IN COPENHAGEN

2000s - COLLABORATION WITH DONNA KARAN ON SEVERAL COLLECTIONS

2001 - DESIGNMUSEUM DENMARK OPENS A GRAND EXHIBITION ON MONIES

2006 - THE COPENHAGEN STORE JOINS THE WORKSHOP AT NORDRE TOLDBOD

2009 - THE ROME STORE OPENS ON VIA MARGUTTA

2010 - MONIES WINS THE ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR IN DANSK FASHION AWARD

2011 - THE ISTANBUL STORE OPENS

2012 - THE STORE ON VIA CERVA IN MILANO OPENS

2013 - A COFFEE TABLE BOOK ON MONIES IS PUBLISHED

2017 - COLLABORATION WITH THE DANISH DESIGNER ASTRID ANDERSEN

2018 - MONIES OPENS THE DOOR TO ITS PARIS BOUTIQUE IN PALAIS ROYAL

2019 - MONIES WINS BRAND OF THE YEAR AT ELLE STYLE AWARDS