Glass artist Torben Jørgensen, who has been associated with the Holmegaard Glass Factory since 1997, is a trained machine operator. At the beginning of the 1970s, he graduated as a chemist from the School of Industrial Design in Copenhagen and was the head of the department of glass there for five years. In 1991, he set up the Jørgensen & Mørch Design glass workshop in partnership with Jytte Mørch, and his works are on display in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Japan and the United States.
Torben Jørgensen has great respect for glass as a material, and his work always focuses on the will of the glass:
“In order to give glass form, you have to know what the material can and wants to do. Glass has inherent properties that you cannot work against without affecting the result. You have to look at it as a partner with its own will and capabilities. Glass does its own thing. You cannot manipulate it – only help it along”.
Creative joy characterises Torben Jørgensen who works on the basis of the following mantra:
“To me, design needs to have a wide audience. As an artist, I feel there is great satisfaction in creating good utility items that people are able to use for their own enjoyment and that of others.”
Torben Jørgensen has worked with Holmegaard for more than 25 years. He is responsible for some of the most popular tealight holders, namely the solid Lotus candle holders, which are available in three sizes. His designs also include the Danish Glasses range whose beer glass is a favourite among beer enthusiasts.