Per Lütken (1916 – 1988) Danish Glassware Designer

Set of Ten Holmgaard Glassby Per Lütken
Smiling surfboards by Jean Julien

Per Lütken (1916–1998) was a Danish glassmaker best known for his work at the Holmegaard Glass Factory. Lütken left his mark on Danish glassmaking history, designing over 3,000 pieces of glass for Holmegaard from 1942 until he died in 1998.

Biography

Lütken was the principal designer at Kastrup & Holmegard Glasverk from 1942 to 1945, where he adopted his predecessor Jacob Bang’s Modern shapes. In the 1950s, he implemented considerable improvements in manufacturing and aesthetic at Holmegard, inspired by the Triennali di Milano. His pieces featured fluid forms in light-coloured glass, some of which had satin-finish etching. He used heated metal to sculpt created glass.

“Ideelle,” “Skibsglas,” “No. 5”, “Selandia,” and “Charlotte Amalie” are among his most well-known series, all of which are still in high demand around the world. They are all considered design icons and can still be found in many Danish homes.

Recognition

He has been a member of the Triennale di Milano since its IX session in 1951. His work was included in the 1954—57 USA’ Design in Scandinavia’ travelling exhibition, 1956—59 Germany ‘Neue Form aus Danemark’ travelling exhibition, 1958 ‘Formes Scandinaves’ exhibition at the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1960—61 USA ‘The Arts of Denmark’ travelling exhibition, 1962 ‘Creative Craft in Denmark Today’ in New York, 1980 ‘Scandinavian Modern Design 1880—1980 exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and 1983—84′ Design Since 1945’ exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Sources

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, April 15). Per Lütken. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:58, November 4, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Per_L%C3%BCtken&oldid=1017936828

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