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Erik Höglund

Swedish, 1932-1998

Swedish glass master Erik Höglund reveled in unconventional techniques and practices — the Karlskrona native once drove glassblower Ruben Hjelm out of a studio at Boda after mixing potatoes into a crucible of molten glass to determine if he could generate bubbles in the finished object. Höglund always walked his own path, and his individuality and creative spirit defines the range of decorative objects, lighting fixtures and other works in glass that he created over the years.

Höglund was born in 1932 and studied drawing and sculpting at the Swedish School of Arts. Despite his limited experience with glass, Höglund joined Boda Glassworks when the manufacturer reached out to the school for the services of a young glass artist. He taught himself how to blow glass at night and found inspiration on travels through Europe as well as in his everyday life, creating sculptures that boasted exquisite color pairings and subdued, streamlined forms. He worked at Boda for 20 years.

The Swedish National Museum purchased Höglund’s early works for an exhibition of Swedish glass art, and in 1957, Höglund’s stunning and expressive objects and sculptures earned the Danish Lunning Prize — the highest honor for an up-and-coming Scandinavian artist. He garnered international acclaim and his colorful iron and glass candleholders, candelabras and vases went on display in New York City. His work is held in the collections of the Blekinge Museum, the National Museum of Stockholm and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Höglund left Boda in 1973 to establish his own smithery. He returned to glass design in the subsequent years, when the legendary innovator created richly colored and provocative works for Pukeberg, Åhus, Nový Bor and other manufacturers.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Erik Höglund decorative objects, lighting and dinnerware

Erik Hoglund 15 Candle Chandelier
By Erik Höglund
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous 15-candle chandelier by Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda, circa 1960s. The chandelier which is made of wrought iron and glass was designed and manufactured in Sweden. There are ...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Erik Höglund

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Wrought Iron

Amber Glass and Wrought Iron Chandelier Candelabra by Erik Höglund Sweden
By Boda, Erik Höglund
Located in Stockholm, SE
This beautiful amber and clear art glass on wrought iron candelabra chandelier was designed by Erik Höglund for Boda Smide. Erik Höglund (1932–1998) was one of the brightest stars of...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Erik Höglund

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Wrought Iron

Erik Höglund (Sweden, 1932-1998) Patinated Bronze Figural Sculpture
By Erik Höglund
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A Bronze sculpture by the celebrated multi-disciplinary Mid Century Swedish artist. Exhibiting three figures, one female and two male, seated at large round table with drink glasses ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Erik Höglund

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Bronze

Vintage Orange Glass Decanter by Erik Hoglund for Boda
By Erik Höglund
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful Swedish modern orange art glass decanter with stopper by Erik Hoglund for Boda (now known as Kosta Boda). A classic form designed by a master of the art glass craft and ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Erik Höglund

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Glass

Scandinavian Modern Bed by Erik Hoglund made of Solid Pine for Boda Trä
By Erik Höglund, Erik Höglund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern bed by Erik Hoglund (Höglund) made of solid pine for Boda Trä. The bed is an expression of the best the 1970s had to offer ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Erik Höglund

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Fir

Erik Höglund Glass Relief Plaque for Kosta Boda
By Erik Höglund, Kosta Boda
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Decorative smoked glass plaque with embossed, medieval motif, of three knights on a horse. The plaque measures 10.25 inches wide by 11 inches tall and hangs from a black chain link m...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Erik Höglund

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Smoked Glass

Swedish glass book stands by Erik Höglund Boda, Sweden, 1960s
By Erik Höglund, Boda
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Beautiful sculptural book stands designed by Erik Höglund. Produced by Swedish company Boda suring the 1960s. Made in frosted glass. Signed on bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Erik Höglund

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Glass

Swedish glass book stands by Erik Höglund Boda, Sweden, 1960s
By Erik Höglund, Boda
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Beautiful sculptural book stands designed by Erik Höglund. Produced by Swedish company Boda suring the 1960s. Made in frosted glass. Signed on bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Erik Höglund

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Glass

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Erik Höglund furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Erik Höglund furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Erik Höglund were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Vicke Lindstrand, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, and Fagerhult. Prices for Erik Höglund furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $97 and can go as high as $27,446, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,900.

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