Jacob E. Bang (1899-1965)

The first Holmegaard Designer

Jacob E. Bang (1899-1965) was Holmegaard’s first designer and was first employed at the glass factory in the 1920s. He was really an architect, but after working at the glass factory Bang shifted his attentions completely to industrial design.

Jacob E. Bang is known as Denmark’s first industrial designer and the creator of functionalism in Danish glass. His design mantra was ‘beautiful, strong, practical and cheap’, and it was his words that formed the basis for the Holmegaard Glass Factory mission statement: “Every Dane should be given the opportunity to own a Holmegaard glass”.

During his time at the glass factory, he designed a number of products that have now become collector’s items.

In 2012, Holmegaard delved into its design archives and found Jacob E. Bang’s vase from 1965. It was originally launched under the name of the Antique Green Range, but is now known as JEB 65. It is available in an upscaled version in two sizes in opal white. 

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Primula Vase

Amber, 25,5 cm
EUR 79,95

Primula Vase

plum, 12,5 cm
EUR 54,95

Primula Vase

offwhite, 12,5 cm
EUR 54,95

Primula Vase

clear, 25,5 cm
EUR 79,95

Since 1825

The Danish Holmegaard glassworks has a long and proud tradition, and even to this very day, some of the best artists in Denmark are associated with Holmegaard’s glass production.

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