Dimensions: 5.1" H x 2.9" Dia., 14.9 oz. Volume ( 13 CM H x 7.4 CM Dia., 44 Cl Volume )
Gift Box: Holmegaard Gift Boxed
Care: Dishwasher Safe
The Danish Glass designed by Torben Jørgensen was intended as a classic all around beer glass for any beer type. Torben Jørgensen focused on these two simple principles: how to preserve the bouquet of the beer best and that the distribution of weight in the glass should be balanced and feel comfortable in your hand.
In the Danish world of glass art, there are few people as versatile as Torben Jørgensen (b. 1945) who has been active in the industry since the beginning of the 1970s. He has experience as a glass pedagogue, constructor of glass kilns, designer at the Holmegaard Glassworks and not least creator of glass sculptures.
From the 1980s onward, he created a series of objects with a play of bubbles inside it. Due to the clarity of the glass the interior of the sculpture is "invisible" and we perceive it only due to the veil of bubbles, now and then in combination with gold leaf inlays. The contrast of the cut and the smooth textured surfaces is the theme of his panels consisting of a number of sand-casted elements.
Geometrically-shaped sculptures, where in the author uses minimalistic means of expression remain of current interest to this day. He examines the relation between the inner space and the outer shape, works with contrasts between matte and glossy surfaces. During the last decade he has created a number of laminated sculptures, where the final shape is composed of several spherical elements, while the latest are cylindrical. Each part is mould melted, cut and polished. While assembling, the separate elements are mutually transposed, laminated and finally partly sandblasted.
Initial production at Holmegaard glassworks began in 1825. Early on, the factory produced only green bottles, but its founder Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe also wanted to produce clear glass tumblers, and the Bohemian glassblowers were able to manufacture these. A lot has happened since production at Holmegaard glassworks first began. Holmegaard has always managed to stay at the cutting edge, while also appealing to contemporary trends – down through the generations. Today, Holmegaard is both classic and modern – and most recently, we have become the recipients of the coveted Re-brand prize, for revitalising Holmegaard’s graphic identity. A lot has happened over the years, but we still share Henriette’s focus: to create glass with heart and soul, and integrity.