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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.

Average Sold Price
$2,442
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1 of the 12 Brass Wall Scones Fagerlund, 1960
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Rijssen, NL
A beautiful large set of high end wall lights with one glass shade and brass frame. The light fixtures are produced in the 1960s by the iconic firm of Orrefors and designed by Carl F...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

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Brass

  • 1 of the 12 Brass Wall Scones Fagerlund, 1960
  • 1 of the 12 Brass Wall Scones Fagerlund, 1960
  • 1 of the 12 Brass Wall Scones Fagerlund, 1960
  • 1 of the 12 Brass Wall Scones Fagerlund, 1960
H 10.48 in. W 5.24 in. D 5.24 in.
Mid-Century Kraka Glass Vase by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors, 1960s
By Sven Palmquist, Orrefors
Located in Asaa, DK
Mid-century Kraka glass vase by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors, 1960s Tear shaped hand blown clear glass vase with blue and green curved net pattern with tiny inlaid air bubbles. This...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors

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Glass

Swedish Midcentury Wall Lamps / Sconces by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful wall lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The lamps consist of a crystal glass block fixture on a brass bottom. 5 pieces available. Condition: Very good origina...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Orrefors

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Brass

Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Brass and Pressed Glass Wall Lights, 1950s
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Three elegant pairs of Scandinavian Modern wall lights by Carl Fagerlund for Swedish Orrefors. Thick, textured tubular glass on brass mount. Manufactured in Sweden in the late 1950s....
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Orrefors

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Brass

Crystal Bud Vase, Orrefors, Sweden
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century crystal bud vase. Never used and still in original box. Retains original marking sticker.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Orrefors

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Crystal

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

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Brass

Ceiling Light by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in Long Island City, NY
A ceiling light by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1960. Dimensions: 22 x 22 x 20 H (9" x 9" x 8" H) Existing European wiring, re-wiring available upon re...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Orrefors

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Brass

Chandelier by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in Long Island City, NY
Vintage chandelier produced by Orrefors, Sweden, Circa a1950th. Double glass shade with 3 Edison type sockets. Existing wires, rewiring available upon request.
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1950s Swedish Art Deco Vintage Orrefors

Materials

Glass

  • Chandelier by Orrefors
  • Chandelier by Orrefors
  • Chandelier by Orrefors
  • Chandelier by Orrefors
H 20 in. Dm 19 in.
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Orrefors Sellers

Balder Design
5.0
Ryszard Chwastyk
4.3
VN Vintage & Modern
5.0
Authentic Provence Inc
5.0
Galerie Mobler
5.0

Orrefors furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Orrefors furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Orrefors furniture there are many options to choose from, 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. Prices for Orrefors furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $24,000, while pieces like these can sell for $2,212 on average.

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