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Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« on: October 14, 2008, 04:08:18 PM »
I feel very fortunate indeed to be the owner of this vase, a big big beast at 48cm tall! It was designed for exhibition in 1970 by Per Lütken for Holmegaard, and is fully recorded in his exhibition workbook (Form 2386). A very small handful of them would have been made to buy at the exhibition itself, and it was not put into production afterwards.

The design is completely free-blown, and is a malström of colours and bubbles.


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 05:24:30 PM »
Well done you. I don't actually think I like it though  :huh: I think it's the shape, although I can appreciate the skill involved


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 05:31:38 PM »
I think Lütken's abstract works are quite an acquired taste. Already, amongst the residents of Chez Pinkspoons, it has picked up the nickname 'The Mutant Fish Vase'.


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 06:54:04 AM »
DO NOT POST IT ANYWHERE!!    :o >:D

I am not a man


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 07:42:18 AM »
My heart was in my mouth as I was opening the parcel when it arrived - the sender had put it in a tiny box with barely 1-2cm to spare at either end, wrapped only in newspaper!  :o

Thankfully the vase is built like a brick outhouse and survived.

Doing a little more research into this vase, and it appears that a few of the designs from this exhibition series were simplified in terms of shape and decoration, and became the 'Cascade' series (1970-1979).

Small 'Cascade' Centrepiece, catalogue number 341 49 10:


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 07:36:12 AM »
Are you sure it wasn't a collaborative effort between Dr Seuss and Jim Henson, and that it doesn't hop around making honking noises? Its name might be 'Clark'. :-)


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 10:54:51 AM »
Well it's been on my bedside table for about a month, and I've not noticed it doing that - but who knows what goes on during the day when I'm not here?  ;D

And, complying with Max's warning, this vase is being hand-delivered back to Denmark in February - no postal service will be getting their Holmegaard-destroying mits on it.  ;D


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 11:48:03 AM »
Are you sure it wasn't a collaborative effort between Dr Seuss and Jim Henson, and that it doesn't hop around making honking noises? Its name might be 'Clark'. :-)

 ;D it reminds me of the talking plant in The Little Shop of Horrors!


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2008, 09:54:59 AM »
Are you sure it wasn't a collaborative effort between Dr Seuss and Jim Henson, and that it doesn't hop around making honking noises? Its name might be 'Clark'. :-)

 :clap: I can just imagine it doing that! And maybe even giving out a long drawn out wail as it looks for its mate..


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Re: Huge Per Lütken Exhibition Vase
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 01:04:13 AM »
Well its new home in Denmark will be amongst a lot of other unique exhibition pieces, so it doesn't have to pine for much longer.  :)

 

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