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.”
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