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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: David Duncan Studio
Mid-Century Modern Mirror and Console Table by Erik Höglund
By Erik Höglund
Located in New York, NY
A Contemporary Century hall table and mirror by Swedish artist Erik Höglund (1932-1998) for Eriksmåla, Kosta Boda, 1967. Having a polychrome colo...
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1960s Erik Hoglund Six Arm Orange Glass Chandelier
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A glass and iron chandelier by Swedish Designer Erik Hoglund (1932-1998) having a bulbous orange blown glass center with 6 curved arms decorated with circular glass chips with imprin...
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1950s Erik Hoglund Six Arm Blue Glass Chandelier
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A glass and iron chandelier by Swedish Designer Erik Hoglund (1932-1998) having a bulbous blue blown glass center with 6 curved arms decorated with circular glass chips with imprints...
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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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