The candleholder is blown in clear glass and in various tones of coloured glass. Each piece has its own unique colour tone, and the selection of colours changes with each production series. The reflection of light in the polished surfaces of the glass contributes by accentuating the two circular edges on the candleholder and bringing out the unique character and qualities. Thus, Candleholder-1 exemplifies the combination of sensory simplicity and complexity that characterizes Tora Urup’s design.
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b. 1960, Danish Glass and Ceramic Designer
Tora Urup graduated from the School of Decorative Art in 1989 and from the Royal College of Art in London in 1994.
Tora Urup´s main materials are glass and porcelain. She shows a persistent interest in classic utilitarian objects and in exploring and specifying details which results in strong visual and sensory effects. Tora Urup´s inspiration springs from a curious and interested approach to everyday life and from immersion in the working process itself. Her designs are characterized by a simple and precise expression with a built-in complexity. Tora Urup’s works have been acquired by Designmuseum Danmark, the Danish Arts Foundation and the European Museum of Modern Glass in Cobourg, Germany and are featured in several private collections. In 2009, in connection with the exhibition “Meister der Moderne” (Modern Masters) in Munich, she received the “Bayerischer Staatspreis” (Bavarian State Award). In 2010 she received Inga and Ejvind Kold Christensen’s honorary award. Tora Urup has exhibited her work internationally and was represented by the Parisien Galerie Maria Wettergren in PAD in Paris April and in Design Miami/Basel June 2012. She was represented by Danish Crafts in Milano with MINDCRAFT11 in 2011, MINDCRAFT12 in 2012 and in Danish Crafts Collection CC7.
Dia: 10,2 cm, H: 2,5 cm