Presenting an exceptional piece of Modernist design influenced glass work by designer Michael Bang. In 1983, Michael Bang designed a series of seven carafes and decanters, naming them after the Danish islands, this piece is named after the island Fejø.
This piece follows a key Modernist design principle, where the form of the piece follow it's function and the inclusion of ice storage space into the decanter stand clearly speaks to this. The form of the decanter is similar to that of a spinning top, with a ring of glass around it's circumference to suspend it in the stand.
This stylish piece would suit a room with Retro, Modernist, Mid Century inspired decor.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Holmegaard was founded in 1823 after Count Christian Danneskjold-Samsøe petitioned the Danish king for permission to build a glassworks. He died before permission was granted. However, when permission was finally received in 1825, his widow Countess Henriette Danneskjold-Samsøe pursued the project and began production. Much of Holmegaards early work was regarded as derivative and inconsequential, but between the 1930s and 1980s, it was transformed by the designs of Jacob E. Bang (1899-1965), Per Lütken (1916-98), and Bang's son, Michael (1944-2002). Today the company is known for its high-quality products of Danish design.
Michael Bang (1942-2013) was the son of Jacob E. Bang, Holmegaard’s first designer. In the 1960s and 1970s, Michael Bang was a designer at the Odense Glass Factory, but moved with his family to Holmegaard in the 1980s when he joined the Holmegaard Glass Factory.
Holmegaard regarded Michael Bang as quick-witted, fascinating and fun and able to spellbind an audience when the glass factory organised talks and presentations. Many of his products have now become collector’s items.
Excellent, no damage or evidence of use, there is light wear (such as movement marks on the base of the decanter) which is commensurable with age. Please see photos as part of the condition report.
Full Set height: c. 10.2" / 26 cm tall by width: 5.3" / 13.5 cm diameter (across base of stand)
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.2 kg / 1,183 g
Decanter set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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