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Michael Bang Large Vase, Black with Purple Milk Glass Design

Michael Bang Large Vase, Black with Purple Milk Glass Design

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Black mouth-blown glass with incredible purple milk glass elements. The glass is almost aubergine in color, so deep and lovely. Made for Holmegaard in the 1970s. 7.5" Diameter x 9" H

Artist: Michael Bang (1942-2013): Danish designer and ceramicist behind some of Holmegaard’s most widespread and successful designs over the years, and many have become collectors’ items. Michael Bang was the son of Holmegaard’s first designer, Jacob E. Bang and, before he joined Holmegaard Glass Factory, he worked at Bjørn Wiinblad’s workshop, the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, and Ekenäs Glasbruk AB in Sweden.In his design work, Michael Bang was a master of connecting the simple with the practical, which is synonymous with Scandinavian lifestyle and everyday life – and then adding that unique, original twist or fun shape to the glass, making him one of the best glass artists. It was Michael Bang who added bright colours to the glass, and became glass’ answer to contemporary pop culture with pieces made from mouth-blown glass in the original colours that were typical of the 1970s.
Michael Bang also created vases and flowerpots for the MB range in the early 1980s, and designed the iconic Mandarin lamps in mouth-blown, white opal glass – which was considered the speciality of the glass factory. 

Holmegaard, originally established in 1825, is Denmark's oldest and largest glass manufacturer. Between the 1930s and 1980s, the designs of Jacob E. Bang, Per Lütken, and Bang's son, Michael are considered to have transformed the company into a powerhouse of Danish design. The company’s origins began when Christian Danneskiold-Samsøe, a Danish count, petitioned the King of Denmark for permission to establish a glass factory. Shortly after the Count’s death in 1823, permission was granted to his widow Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe. In 1825 she established a glass factory in Fensmark. TThe factory was built in the Holmegaard bog, the peat from which provided enough fuel available to produce the high temperatures required for the glass kiln.In 1928, Holmegaard welcomed its first designer, Jacob Eiler Bang (1899-1965). Originally trained as an architect, but due to his work for Holmegaard, he became known as Denmark’s first industrial designer and the creator of functionalism in Danish glassware. His son Michael joined Holmegaard as a designer and created some of their most rare and iconic works of design. 

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