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Holmegaard has been creating quality glassware for almost two centuries. The legendary glassworks has collaborated with scores of celebrated designers over its long history, including Arne Jacobsen, Louise Campbell, Bodil Kjær and many others, with each artisan crafting vases, bottles and other serveware and decorative objects that are widely loved by collectors and art connoisseurs alike. Today Holmegaard is a powerhouse of functionalist modern Danish glass design.

Holmegaard Glassworks was the dream of Danish Count Christian Danneskiold-Samsøe, who petitioned the king of Denmark for permission to build a factory. Sadly, by the time permission was granted, the count had passed away, leaving his dowager, the Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe, to carry on her late husband’s dream in 1825. The factory was established in the town of Fensmark in the Holmegaard bog, where rich peat could be harvested and used to fuel the high-temperature kilns required to produce glass there.

The factory initially produced only simple mouth-blown green glass packaging bottles — the need was for glassware that was merely functional. It wasn’t until the 1920s that it made progress as a significant entity in the world of design. There was a fruitful partnership to create dinner glassware with the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory and glass artist Oluf Jensen. This was followed in 1925 by Holmegaard’s hiring Jacob Eiler Bang as the glassworks’ first in-house designer.

Bang was trained as an architect and was working on the Danish Pavilion at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts — the fair that brought the Art Deco style to worldwide attention — when his efforts caught the attention of Holmegaard. Bang believed in the concept of making things that were “beautiful, strong, practical and cheap.” His seductive, functionalist designs for vases, decanters, bottles and other objects — guided by the theories that underpin Scandinavian modernism — garnered acclaim for both Bang and Holmegaard, and he became known as one of the fathers of functionalism in Danish glassware.

Holmegaard went on to work with Per Lütken, who created intricate objects that redefined the factory’s style and Danish glass design as a whole. Lütken produced over 3,000 pieces for the glassworks, including the revered Provence bowl, one of the pieces for which the glassworks is best known. The brand went on to work with other notable artists including Otto Brauer and Jacob Bang’s son, Michael Bang, whose Palet range, Fontaine wine glass range, and Mandarin lamps are among Holmegaard’s most iconic creations.

Today, Holmegaard Glassworks is owned by Rosendahl Design Group. It is Denmark’s largest manufacturer of glass in addition to being the oldest and most historic.

Find vintage Holmegaard sconces, vessels, decorative bowls, tableware and other pieces on 1stDibs.

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$963
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Pair of 'Hull' Vases Ikebana Vases, by Michael Bang for Holmegaard, Denmark
By Holmegaard, Michael Bang
Located in Utrecht, NL
Pair of mouth blown clear glass Hull (hole) vases, designed by Michael Bang for Holmegaard Denmark, 1970s. Produced between 1973-1978. Vases are executed with multiple holes to plac...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Holmegaard

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Glass

Scandinavian Holmegaard Mid-Century Modern Design Blue Glass Vase Bottle, 1960s
By Holmegaard
Located in Modena, IT
Blue glass Scandinavian bottle or vase produced by Holmegaard, made in Denmark, 1960s Please note that the vase is original of the period and this shows normal signs of age and us...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Holmegaard

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Glass

1990´s Set of Two Danish Ice Buckets in Glass by Per Lütken for Holmegaard
By Holmegaard, Per Lütken
Located in Knebel, DK
Set Danish ice buckets in glass by Per Lütken designed for Holmegaard in the 1960´s. The set including two ice rods is in very good condition.  
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1960s Danish Modern Vintage Holmegaard

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Glass

1970s Yellow Danish Salt and Pepper Set in Glass by Michael Bang for Holmegaard
By Holmegaard, Michael Bang
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of yellow Danish salt and pepper set in in glass, designed by Michael Bang and produced by Holmegaard in the 1970s. The well designed hand blown mushroom shaped set in hand bl...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Holmegaard

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Opaline Glass

Jacob E. Bang Decanter Set with Red Dots, Holmegaard 1930s, Set of 4
By Holmegaard
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Decanter set catalogued as 'No Name' in the Holmegaard Catalogue from 1937. It was designed by Jacob Eiler Bang and features enamel dots applied by hand. The decanter is accompanied ...
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1930s Danish Art Deco Vintage Holmegaard

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Enamel

Xanadu Arje Griegst White Wine Glass from Holmegaard
By Holmegaard, Arje Griegst
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Xanadu Arje Griegst white wine glass from Holmegaard. Measures: 19.5 cm H (7 43/64 in). Xanadu - The fruit of an artist's imagination. Full of charm and elegance. Full of life an...
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1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Holmegaard

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Glass

Xanadu Arje Griegst Claret or Red Wine Glass from Holmegaard
By Holmegaard, Arje Griegst
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Xanadu Arje Griegst claret / red wine glass from Holmegaard. Measures: 19 cm H (7 31/64 in). Xanadu - The fruit of an artist's imagination. Full of charm and elegance. Full of lif...
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1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Holmegaard

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Glass

Pair of 1970s Tall White Glass Table Lamps Model "Candy" by Holmegaard
By Holmegaard
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of 1970s tall white glass table lamps model "Candy" by Holmegaard Tall desk lamps model "Candy" designed by female artist Kylle Svanlund and produced by Holmegaard in the 1970s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Holmegaard

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Glass

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Holmegaard furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Holmegaard furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Holmegaard furniture there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 202 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Holmegaard were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Scandinavian Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Gunnar Nylund, Fog & Mørup and Jo Hammerborg. The prices for Holmegaard furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $14 and tops out at $39,316, while pieces like these can sell for $678 on average.

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