A large Art Glass bowl by Michael Bang, of undulating circular, spiralling form, blown in clear glass with two swirls of opaque white and red pigment. Scandinavian, late 20th century.
MICHAEL BANG (1942-2013)
CURRENT AND ADVANCED GLASSMAKING ART
Michael Bang (1942-2013) was the son of Jacob E. Bang, Holmegaard’s first
designer. In the 1960s and 1970s, Michael Bang was a designer at the Odense
Glass Factory, but moved with his family to Holmegaard in the 1980s when he
joined the Holmegaard Glass Factory. Here he managed the design of the
mouth-blown lamps in opal-white glass in which the glass factory
Michael Bang was quick-witted, fascinating and fun and able to spellbind an
audience when the glass factory organised talks and presentations.
Many of his products have now become collector’s items. Holmegaard carries
his vases and flower pot covers in the MB range (1981), the Mandarin lamp
(1983) and the Mixed Double bonbonniere (2003).
His Fontaine wine glass range from 1987 with the bubble in the cup of the
glass is an example of some of Holmegaard’s most advanced craftsmanship and
a current range in the market for exclusive wine service.