Holmegaard Works opens
Last Monday, June 8, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the official opening of new Holmegaard Works Museum (Holmegaard Værk). The place where iconic glass items were conceived, shaped and born. A brand new designmuseum capturing the essence of a long Danish history of glass, ceramic and design.
Holmegaard Værk goes back to the around mid-19th century. In a partnership between museum, municipality and the cultural life, Holmegaard Værk raise Danish design tradition to a level where it has not been since the 1950s and 1960s. Since this period the company has made some of the most iconic glass work that have become a big part of Denmark’s design history. By focusing on the good art-craftsmanship and the innovative design, lives the industry that has been extinct since Holmegaard Glassworks closed down in 2008. After Holmegaard Glassworks had to close down, the works was abandoned and left cold and quit. Now, life is back!
It is a new hot spot for art-craftmanship and tradition. They tell the past as inspiration for the future. The visitor is invited into a world of tradition, art-craftsmanship and beautiful visions. This museum takes everyone back to the artists’ drawing boards, where ingenious ideas became beautiful lines. A special place where you as visitor learn about a workplace, where a son follows in his father’s footsteps, and where hard labour, stubbornness and curiosity pay off. It is a story about Denmark’s greatest glass artists who catapult Holmegaard and Danish glass far out into every corner of the world.
Bruns produced and developed amongst others a lot of meters railing and boardwalk, light and screen poles and very big presentation table. We are very proud of the project team! After a uncertain period of working on-site this beautiful museum can open there doors now.
In this picture below, you will see an element of the exhibition: