Evald Nielsen opened his workshop the year after the well known Georg Jensen started as silversmith. In the years to come Evald Nielsen put his mark on the Danish skønvirke-style (jugend).
Contrary to Georg Jensen Evald Nielsen based his firm on his own design and only to a small extent used artists and architects as designers.
During the first decades he himself designed jewellery, hollow ware and cutlery. He generated his own style, among other things characterized by the so-called drawn out or stretched mountings holding the stones of the jewellery.
In the 1930s his son Aage Weimar was attached to the firm, he worked with design, and he took part in bringing Evald Nielsen into the art deco style with its tighter use of form.
Evald Nielsen sold his silver not only in Denmark; he had many customers in Germany, and from the 1930s and forward Americans were frequent customers. Today his works are highly appreciated by collectors in the two countries.
Throughout his whole life Evald Nielsen was characterized by his wholehearted holding on to skilful craftsmanship and excellent quality. To him the fully trained craftsman was the one and only to design and create. “The professional skill and knowledge of the trade has always been essential in preserving the confidence between the goldsmith and the costumers,” he in January 1935 wrote in Guldsmede-Bladet (trade paper for the Danish gold- and silversmiths).
Because of that he worked hard to organize the training of the employees at the workshops, and among other things he in 1918 took part in planning and teaching at the first courses for gold- and silversmiths at the Danish Technological Institute.
Evald Johannes Nielsen and his siblings were born and grew up in very poor backgrounds with their mother who had become a widow at an early age.
At the age of 14 Evald leaves school in 1893 - with the prize for diligence. He gets an apprenticeship as steel engraver at Silversmith August Fleron in Copenhagen. August Fleron soon discover Evalds talent for drawing and his excellent sence of good quality and design in silverware. He encourages the young Evald by buying some of his drawings and this probably lead the way for the young mans further career in becoming a Silversmith himself.
In 1898 Evald graduates, and in 1900 - 1905 he travels around Europe where he works in Germany, Austria and France. Around 1905 Evald settle down in Copenhagen with his wife (Marie Weimar) and their firstborn son (Aage Weimar). Son number two (Bjarne Weimar) is born in 1906.