Glassware series made from thin mouth-blown glass in five incremental sizes which can rest inside each other. Each set becomes a complex unit – a visually intriguing object which can be “unfold”.
TU306 Tumbler series and TU206 Bowl series are glass series consisting of tumblers and bowls each in five incremental sizes which can rest inside each other. Each set becomes a complex unit – a visually intriguing object which can be ‘unfold’ and the parts be used to serve different types of drinks and foods. The two glass series are manufactured by a small glass factory in Tokyo, which originally produced mouth-blown incandescent light bulbs and therefore are specialised in making delicate and precise glass products.
The design was created for the Japanese company, Kimura Glass with the goal of creating a compact series of delicate glass objects for practical use in the home.
Tora Urup’s works have been acquired by the Danish Museum of Art & Design and the European Museum of Modern Glass in Coburg, Germany and are included in several private collections.
In 2009, in connection with the exhibition ‘Meister der Moderne’ in Münich, she received ‘Der Bayerischer Staatspreis’ and in 2010 the Danish Inga og Evind Kold Christensen Honorary Award. She has exhibited in gallery Scremini, Paris 2003, in gallery Puls in Brussels in 2007 amongst others and will show her work in ‘Galerie der Preisträger’ (Gallery of Prizewinners) at Galerie Handwerk in Munich, Germany in the spring 2011.
Tora Urup works mainly in glass and porcelain. She has a persistent interest in classic everyday objects such as the bowl, the beaker, the plate and the vase, and she takes an inquisitive approach in exploring and clarifying small details with the results of large visual and perceptual effect. Tora Urup draws inspiration from everyday life and from her immersion in the working process. The characteristic of Tora Urup’s design is a simple and precise expression with a built-in complexity.
b. 1960, glass artist and designer. Graduated from the Danish School of Art and Design (now The Danish Design School) in 1989 and from the Royal College of Art in London, in 1994.