Holmegaard Per Lütken - Glass Bowl
Designer: Per Lutken
Produced May 22 - 1933
Size: H 1 5/9¨ x W 3 7/8¨
Holmegaard was founded in 1823 after Count Christian Danneskjold-Samsøe petitioned the Danish king for permission to build a glassworks at Holmegaard Mose. Sadly, he died before permission was granted. His widow, Countess Henriette Danneskjold-Samsøe, pursued the project when permission was granted and launched production in 1825 on her own. An amazing feat given the women´s right movement in Denmark did not formally begin until 45 years after! In the mid-century modern age, Holmegaard started a design revolution under designer Per Lütken.
The Lütken Era spanned a staggering 56 years from 1942 until his death in 1998. He created some of the factory's finest pieces and all-time classics, such as the "Ideelle", "Skibsglas", "No. 5", and "Selandia", all of which are still selling at high prices throughout the world. They are all regarded as design icons and are found in many Danish homes to this day.