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CHRISTER decanter and glasses, Christer Holmgren (Holmegaard, 1963).

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fussbudgetvi…'s loves12 of 27Mistery blue decanter and matching glassesItalian art dèco "Saturno"  lamp. Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa, ca. 1933
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    Posted 7 years ago

    austrohung…
    (585 items)

    For some time, and in spite of its name, this was thought to be one of Per Lütken's designs, and so appeared at hardernet.dk when I purchased this set.

    In fact the design is so good it could have been Lütken's, but it also is a strong reminder of the actual designer's high skills as such.

    Christer Holmgren was born in Sweden and started working -first as an intern- for Holmegaard in 1957, leaving it in 1971, when he and his Austrian-born wife, Christel Holmgren-Exner, opened their own design studio.

    Holmgren is the author of some models in the SAFIR series that are commonly attributed to Lütken, as well as the narrow-footed candleholder in the CARNABY range (the one that comes in three sizes - there's another candleholder model that was designed by Lütken which has a pretty wide foot), as well as other designs that were attributed to Lütken (such as the handleless 428 jug in the Grønland colour jug and matching glasses).

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL !!!!WOW!!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks VET and SEAN!!!

      I have to say this is one of the first Holmegaards decanters I got and have always like it. The fact it wasn't by Lütken but Holmgren didn't change anything (except the set was relocated to a different bookshelf) :)
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome austro!! LOL!!
    4. artislove artislove, 7 years ago
      would love to fill it up and drink it out....,not with aquavit though!!cheers mate!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for looking and loving AGH, ARTISLOVE, SKLO and MIKE!!!

      Now that I think of it, I've never used this set before... will definitely have to use it at my next party :)
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      where are you going to be putting all of your stunning stuff when you move?
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Do you remember my wide white bookshelf? ( http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/52878-a-glass-collectors-living-room-i?in=collection-2356 ) There will be two more like that one, in the living areas of the studio (intended to hold both Lütken's and Still's stuff on them... although I'm afraid they will be no room enough for all of them). There will be other smaller shelving units in the kitchen (to display the jugs, etc) and other places to display glass... But even so I am afraid I will have to do just like the great museums: rotating collection displays!!! :)

      At least that's what we're planning :)
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      I think that is very cool austro , cant wait to see when all is done!!
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean!

      I have to admit it: me too!!! LOL
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      LOL!!!!!!!
    11. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      Shouldn't you consider to rent some rooms in the Prado, for some space to expose your fantastic pieces?
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks so so much for your love MANI, TOM, RACER, AMBER, ANASTOMOSE COBALT and CORMORAN!!!!

      LOL due to my economic situation I'm not sure how should I afford that, Cobalt :) but I'm sure there will be a way to display them somewhere else :)
    13. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      Tell me, if you do so. I would like to come!
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      I will1!1

      a friend of us -who by the way is quite powerful in the world of art in Spain- has managed to have his bakelite collection exhibited next year at the museum of decorative arts in Madrid... we envy him so much!!! LOL
    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your love INKY!!!
    16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for loving RADEGUNDER
    17. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 7 years ago
      great decanter really love the stopper and nice thick glasses and nicely stackable
    18. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 7 years ago
      Fabulous - of course! Just when I think that I will one day succeed in being a stark minimalist, I espy yet another treasure on your page that enkindles in me a yearning to set yet another arresting tablescape. : o
    19. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      LOL

      Thanks MIKKO and PATSEA for your love!
      Well... I think you should content in seeing them in other people's collections... as i cannot afford it at the moment, I'm just purchasing very few and especial items. But from time to time I visit some online store and make a list of the items I'd purchase from it... 50, 60 glass and designs items!!! Then I think that even if I could afford them, I have no room for them.
    20. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your love GTMOOM and MIKE!!!

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