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Erik Höglund Furniture

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

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Creator: Erik Höglund
Dealer: Modest Designs
Eric Hoglund Engraved Glass Bowl
By Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rarely seen early Surrealist/Expressionist Erik Hoglund glass bowl depicting beastly dogs with over-emphasized musculature and dimensionality. Diamond etched "'Boda H 290/1153' to base.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Erik Höglund Furniture

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Glass, Art Glass

Rare Erik Hoglund “Cirkus” Vase
By Boda, Erik Höglund
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wheel-cut engraved glass with applied glass elements, produced by Boda, circa 1950s. Signed “Boda H 238/1151 E. Hoglund”. A nice and large example of Hoglund’s early Expressionist et...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Erik Höglund Furniture

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Erik Hoglund Chandelier
By Erik Höglund, Kosta Boda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chic and sizable six-light wrought iron chandelier with metalwork by Lars Larsson and glass candle holders designed by Erik Hoglund. Stamped signature to metal base. For Kosta.
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1960s Danish Vintage Erik Höglund Furniture

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Small glass bowl by Mona Morales-Schildt for Kosta Boda, Sweden. Signed.
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Erik Höglund furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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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