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Orrefors

The Swedish design philosophy of “beautiful things for everyday life” is actualized in the vintage glassware of Orrefors. Founded in 1898, this glass manufacturer was one of the leading companies in the Scandinavian modernism movement and is revered by collectors for the fine craftsmanship and innovation of its superlative art glass.

Orrefors began making art glass — works that, distinct from mass-production pieces, are made in small numbers to showcase the skills and talents of artists and artisans — in 1913. Two of the first artists hired by the firm were Simon Gate and Edward Hald, who worked initially in the organic Art Nouveau style, and later proved adept with the geometric imagery of the Art Deco period.

Hald and Gate worked closely with glassblowers to refine traditional glassmaking methods, creating new materials such as "graal" glass. In the graal technique a design made with colored glass is encased in layers of transparent glass, preserving the image while the overall glass form is worked and shaped. Orrefors won an international following when it presented such pieces in Paris in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes — the design fair whose name gave rise to the term Art Deco.

In the years following that success, Orrefors attracted more dynamic and experimental artists such as Vicke Lindstrand and Edvin Ohrström, who joined the company in the 1930s. Lindstrand and Ohstrom worked with glassblowers to create the "ariel" glass technique, an innovation that produces deeper, richer imagery that seems to morph and flow as light is refracted by the glass.

As you will see from the items offered on 1stDibs, there is a special aesthetic quality to vintage Orrefors glass. Whether a vase or a set of wine goblets, the work of this premier Swedish company represents the apex of functional artistry.

Nils Landberg/Orrefors Dark Bottle Green Lamps
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern dark bottle green crystal lamps with brushed brass hardware. Rewired for use in the USA. Shades not included.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Orrefors

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Large Ruby Red Orrefors Lamps
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large crystal lamps lamps in a beautiful ruby red color by Orrefors. The lamps have been Newly rewired with adjustable brass double clusters that take standard size light bu...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Crystal

  • Pair of Large Ruby Red Orrefors Lamps
  • Pair of Large Ruby Red Orrefors Lamps
  • Pair of Large Ruby Red Orrefors Lamps
  • Pair of Large Ruby Red Orrefors Lamps
H 23.5 in. W 5 in. D 3.5 in.
Midcentury Table Lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden RD, 1566
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Langserud, SE
Table lamps in crystal, model RD 1566 by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The lamps have a white color with clear glass, and chrome details. Good working vintage condition, r...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Crystal

Carl Fagerlund, Large Table Lamp, Stained Glass, Brass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1950s
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable organic table lamp designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, where he served as a lighting designer from 1946-1980. Lamp is executed in lead glass. Partially blue-stained. S...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Brass

Carl Fagerlund, Glass Table Lamp for Orrefors, 1960s
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Uppsala, SE
Blue glass table lamp designed by Carl Fagerlund for Swedish glass manufacturer Orrefors in the 1960s. Top of the base with chrome fitting and crimped white paper shade. Inscribed by...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Orrefors

Materials

Chrome

A Pair of Wall Fixtures / Sconces, Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of textured bent glass sconces with brass backplate, by designer Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Crystal Votive Candleholder Goran Wärff for Orrefors, Sweden
By Orrefors
Located in Bochum, NRW
Pair of crystal votive candleholder Goran Wärff for Orrefors, Sweden. A pair of stylish tea light holders cube shape, suggestively named "Ice Cube". In their original box. In excell...
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1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Crystal

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Orrefors Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Orrefors furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Orrefors Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 55 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Orrefors were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Carl Fagerlund, Hans-Agne Jakobsson and Uno & sten Kristiansson if you are looking for additional options. Orrefors Furniture prices can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$125 and tops out at US$24,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,278 on average.