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Holmegaard

The history of Holmegaard glassworks began in 1825, when Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe, decided to pursue the project of her husband, who died two years before when she received permission from the King to establish a glassworks. In the beginning, the factory produced only green bottles, but the Countess 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 small glassworks in a peat bog, growing to become part of a large modern group over a period of 175 years. During the 20th century, artists entered the equation, designing and shaping of Holmegaard’s glass products. So the long and proud tradition started, 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 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. Machine-blown glass is characterised by exactly the same high quality and elegance but it is machine produced using exclusive, specially made tools.

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