The Provence Bowl designed by Per Lütken is one of the classics from Holmegaard’s archives, and over the years the bowl has been blown in many different colours and sizes. In line with the colourful history of the Provence Bowl, Holmegaard has launched Holmegaard Archives Provence, which adds colour to the iconic bowl with new and modern tones.
The rose colour gives the Provence bowl a feminine and delicate look. The gentle shapes and soft colour radiate a deep tranquillity and encapsulate the state of contemplation needed to work with a vivid material such as glass. You can almost sense the depth of the breath that has breathed life into the bowl, and the presence and concentration the bowl is created with.
The confetti effect is created by applying small, coloured pieces of glass by hand, which are rolled into the glass mass and distributed randomly, making each bowl completely unique. The glass pieces blend beautifully into the rose-coloured glass, creating abstract lines that follow the shape of the Provence bowl and give it a playful and artistic appearance.
The Archives Provence Bowl is free-formed by hand without the use of wooden or metal moulds, and to this day it is still difficult to recreate the form – a challenge that only a few glassmakers in the world are able to master. Per Lütken was a world-class glass designer with a great respect for craftsmanship. He also had a unique talent for capturing feelings and moods in glass, and the Provence Bowl is a great example of this. Lütken was able to breathe life into more than 3,000 glass designs, many of which, like the Provence Bowl, have become classics with a high collector’s value.
For many years, the Provence Bowls have been difficult to collect, and special colours in particular have been sought after. Now, however, it is no longer only the lucky ones at auctions or happy heirs who are able to get their hands on a Provence Bowl in a beautiful and different colour. The bowls are full of history, but in a modern context. They are a perfect example of how Holmegaard creates unique reflections of past, present and future in glass.