Posted 4 years ago
These two great items belong to the series called THE LIVING GLASS by Per Lütken. He had already used organic shapes for his glass in the 1950s, and from around 1970 he had worked a lot in “organic glass” with series such as Lerform, Lava, Cascade, Najade, Vintergaek and a myriad of unika items. In 1985 he developed the DET LEVENDE GLAS range, consisting mostly of big sized stemware and vases, first in clear glass and later in unika editions with coloured stems. These glasses and vases have wide bases with excentrical drop shaped stems in massive glass and delicate tulips that end up in a slghtly wider rim.
What I’ve got is a wine glass (green, 18’7 cm. tall, signed with production number 3425) and a vase (yellow, 30’5 cm. tall, signed 3426) which are amongst the last designs appearing at Per Lütken’s Black Book of special, exhibition or unika items. Only five more production numbers (from 3427 to 3431) appear in this book. As we can see in this items’ entrances in the book, these items were handblown by ¿JB Fron? and Ejner Olsson in November 1985 and were made in a range of colours: blue, yellow, green, red and violet.
In spite of this being one of the last entrances at the notebook, Per Lütken went on working for Holmegaard until 10 years later. At least 16 more series were designed by him, and between 1994 and 1996 a new series of DET LEVENDE GLAS was made, in this case a whole range of vases, the tallest of which stands up to 68 cm tall.
Oooops, I almost forget! They were part of Carlos’s Christmas presents for me last year!!!