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DET LEVENDE GLASS wine glass and vase, Per Lütken (Holmegaard, 1985)

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Per Lütken_UNIKA ITEMS8 of 9CASCADE glass, Per Lütken (Holmegaard, 1970)Per Lütken unika bowl (Holmegaard, 1978)
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Posted 4 years ago


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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!!!


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Beautiful:)! Love these:)!
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Sean!!! They are some of the very few glass items from my collection i've got at carlos's, so i am lucky to see them every day :)
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    Gorgeous. I would get dizzy drinking from them - hee hee...
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    I am sure you mean the yellow one, valentino ;)

    Thanks DrFluffy, valentino, czechman, moonstone and geo for loving these beauties!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks for sharing them, austro. Totally new to me. Wow!
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Vet! I have to say when i saw these for the first time I had to check my Lütken book to see if it they actually were Lütken designs!
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Inky!
  8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    I just knew these were yours when I saw them!!! Clicked to check myself, and yep! I was right...very nice austro!
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks SHARE!!! Of course, being by Lütken!!! I guess the pics are pretty much my style too.

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