Initial production at Holmegaard glassworks began in Denmark in 1825. Early on, the factory produced only green bottles, but Henriette also wanted to produce clear glass tumblers, and the Bohemian glassblowers were able to manufacture these. The history of Holmegaard glassworks is a story of a few small glassworks in a peat bog, growing to become part of a large modern group over a period of 185 years. During the 20th century, artists entered the equation, designing and shaping Holmegaard’s glass products. This was the start of a long and proud tradition, and as a result, even to this very day, some of the best artists in Denmark are associated with Holmegaard’s glass production.
Holmegaard produces both mouth-blown and machine-blown glass in accordance with the latest and most advanced production methods. Each piece of mouth-blown glass is unique and hand-made by the glass blower, who carefully blows the right amount of air through the narrow tube. This is why air bubbles in the glass are unavoidable, adding to the charm of mouth-blown glass. Mouth-blown glass by Holmegaard can be recognized by the Swan logo.
Machine-blown glass is characterized by exactly the same high quality and elegance as mouth-blown glass, but, as the name suggests, it is machine produced using exclusive, specially made tools. With integrity.
This brand has collaborated with designers:
Claus Dalby, Per Lütken, Cecilie Manz, Louise Campbell, Maria Berntsen, Grethe Meyer & Trier Mørch, Tom Nybroe, Bodil Kjaer, Peter Svarrer, Torben Jørgensen, Anja Kjaer, Jacob E. Bang, Maria Kariis, Michael Bang, Jette Frölich ,Ann-Sofi Romme, Marion Fortat