Orrefors (Sweden)

The Swedish design philosophy of “beautiful things for everyday life” is actualized in the 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 1930’s. 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 these pages, there is a special aesthetic quality to Orrefors glass. Whether a vase or a set of wine goblets, the work of this premier Swedish company represents the apex of functional artistry.

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Dimensions: H 10.24 in. W 7.87 in. D 7.87 in.
Dealer Location: Helsingborg, SE
Materials & Techniques: Crystal
Orrefors Vase, Candlesticks, Bowls Made of Crystal...
Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Other Candle Holders
Crystal
Orrefors vase, candlesticks, bowls made of crystal.
Dimensions: H 14 in. Dm 1.88 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Group of Three Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Glass Va...
Asta Strömberg, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
A fine group of three Orrefors Sputnik vases. Originally designed and produced by stromberghyttan by Asta and Gerda Stromberg in mid-20th century. Orrefors acquired stromberghytta...
Dimensions: H 3.38 in. W 2.75 in. D 2.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Crystal
Vintage Orrefors Swedish American Line Crystal Vas...
Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Vases and Vessels
Crystal
Vintage Orrefors Swedish American Line crystal vase with original label. Heavy crystal etched with the three crowns logo of the shipping line. Signed "OF 1960." Dimension: 2.75” square...
Dimensions: H 9 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Modernist Cut Crystal Vase by Orrefors
Orrefors
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
This gorgeous vase features a clean modern design with a border on top of diamond cut detailing in a great geometric pattern. This piece is a great accent as well as functional piece wh...
Dimensions: H 2.25 in. W 5 in. D 3.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Mid-Century Style Teardrop Yin and Yang Crystal Vo...
Orrefors
Early 2000s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders
These teardrop crystal votive holders feature a yin and yang teardrop design. They are signed Orrefors and are in excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 11 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Sommerso Cased Grey and Clear Orrefors Vase by Nil...
Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Smoked Sommerso glass vase, circa 1950s. Cased within a clear layer by Nils Landberg for Orrefors of Sweden signed in underside.
Sven Palmquist, Orrefors, "Kraka"
Cube Art & Vintage Collection
Dimensions: H 7.87 in. Dm 3.15 in.
Dealer Location: Bern, CH
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Sven Palmquist, Orrefors, "Kraka"
Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Beautiful vase, designed by Sven Palmquist for Orrefors, Sweden. The object signed and in very nice condition.  
Orrefors Glass Tornado Bowl
Revival
Dimensions: H 4 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Orrefors Glass Tornado Bowl
Orrefors
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Bowls and Baskets
Orrefors glass Tornado bowl was designed by Jan Johansson. Highly sculptural decorative object. Please visit our 1stdibs storefront for other interesting holiday gift ideas.
Dimensions: H 6.75 in. Dm 9 in.
Dealer Location: St.Petersburg, FL
Orrefors "Crown" Heavy Crystal Bowl
Orrefors
Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Bowls and Baskets
An interesting heavy crystal bowl by "Orrefors", Sweden. Signed with paper label.
Dimensions: H 8.07 in. W 4.13 in. D 1.77 in.
Dealer Location: Basel, CH
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Swedish Glass Nils Landberg Sommerso Vase Orrefors...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
Very classical Nils Landberg vase for the Swedish glass manufacture Orrefors in the 1950s. Gray-green color in Sommerso technology, little diamond shape. Signed on the bottom, it's the ...
Dimensions: H 20 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Nils Landberg Orrefors Tulpanglas, 1957
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Decorative Objects
Nils Landberg 'Tulpanglas' designed in 1956, produced in 1957 by Orrefors. The delicately tinted glasses are blown as a single piece and incised with designer's and maker's marks. They ...
Dimensions: H 14 in. W 4 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Orrefors Dusk Tall Vase by Nils Landberg
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Two elegantly tall, handblown glass vases designed by Nils Landberg in 1956 for Orrefors. A delicate, sultry example of Scandinavian modern table top elements. Hand etched signage on th...
Dimensions: H 12 in. Dm 2 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Nils Landberg Orrefors Expo Vase, 1950s
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Vases and Vessels
Orrefors Expo tulip vase designed by Nils Landberg. Signed. Nils Landberg (Swedish, 1907-1991)- Nils Landberg studied at the Konstindustrieskolen in Gotenborg from 1923 to 1925 and t...
Nils Landberg Cased Glass Vase for Orrefors
Showplace Antique + Design Center
Dimensions: H 9.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass, Sommerso
Nils Landberg Cased Glass Vase for Orrefors
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass, Sommerso
Circa 1950s smoked glass vase, cased within a clear layer by Nils Landberg for Orrefors of Sweden. Markings include [Orrefors NU 3595/2] etched to bottom. Very good vintage condition wi...
Dimensions: H 6.5 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Ingeborg Lundin 'Ariel' Art Glass Vase for Orrefor...
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
An Orrefors 'Ariel' vase by Ingeborg Lundin, produced circa 1960s, in cobalt blue, cased within a clear layer, detailing abstract faces in profile. Markings include [Orrefors/ Ariel No....
Orrefors Vase
Paul Stamati Gallery
Dimensions: H 7.4 in. Dm 5.25 in.
Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Orrefors Vase
Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Ariel girl and dove vase by Edvin Öhrström for Orrefors of blue, silver and clear glass. Signed and dated.
Dimensions: H 7.5 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Orrefors "Ariel" Vase by Edvin Öhrström
Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Glass
Orrefors Ariel vase by Edvin Öhrström, Sweden, 20th century. Thick-walled bottle form with raised asymmetrical rim on a colorless body internally decorated with vertical aubergine stri...
Dimensions: H 15 in. Dm 12 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, Swedish Glass Apple ...
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sculptures
Blown Glass
Of spherical form with narrow stem opening. Signed: Orrefors Expo D 32-57 Ingeborg Lundin The iconic Apple Vase is illustrated on the cover of Lesley Jackson, The New Look, Design ...
Dimensions: H 15.5 in. Dm 12 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, Swedish Glass Apple ...
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Blown Glass
Of spherical form with narrow stem opening. Signed: Orrefors Expo Du 32-57 The iconic Apple Vase is illustrated on the cover of Lesley Jackson, The New Look, Design in the Fifties,...
Dimensions: H 13.75 in. Dm 13.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, Swedish Glass Apple ...
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Organic Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Of spherical form with narrow stem opening. SIGNED: ORREFORS EXPO DU 32-57 INGEBORG LUNDIN An Apple Vase is illustrated on the cover of Lesley Jackson, The New Look, Design in the Fi...
Dimensions: H 13.75 in. Dm 13 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Orrefors Ingeborg Lundin Glass Apple Vase, 1957
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
Orrefors Ingeborg Lundin's "Apple" is a hand blown clear glass vase designed for Milan Triennial Exhibition in 1957. Orrefors believes this piece is one of the best illustrations of the...
Dimensions: H 10.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Dealer Location: Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Three Rare Per Sundberg "Soft" Vessels for Orrefor...
Orrefors, Per B. Sundberg
Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
Stunning blown satin glass vases by noted glass artist Per Sundberg called "Soft", circa 1989-1990 and created for Sweden's Orrefors. Beautiful satin finish with swirling colors on each...
Dimensions: H 3.25 in. W 5 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Art Glass
Scandinavian Modern Acid Etched Bowl by Vicke Lind...
Orrefors, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Bowls and Baskets
Art Glass
A Scandinavian Modern battuto technique crystal bowl by Swedish designer Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors. This bowl is from Lindstrand's "Ice" series, circa 1940. Signed. Measures: Lengt...
Dimensions: H 4 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: Raleigh, NC
Materials & Techniques: Crystal
Exquisite Orrefors Crystal Bowl
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish American Classical Bowls and Baskets
Crystal
This bowl is made of crystal (its very heavy) and is a lovely Classic yet organic shape.
Dimensions: H 4 in. W 8 in. D 11 in.
Dealer Location: Raleigh, NC
Materials & Techniques: Crystal
Beautiful Orrefors Crystal Bowl, Signed and Number...
Orrefors
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Bowls and Baskets
Crystal
This Orrefors art bowl is flower shaped, heavy and in perfect condition. It is signed and numbered on the bottom, and is probably by designer Lars Hellsten.
Dimensions: H 12.25 in. Dm 3 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Art Glass
Collection of Blue-Glass “Selena” Vases by Sven Pa...
Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist
Vintage 1960s Swedish Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Five lovely blue-glass "Selena" vases by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors. Each signed. Clockwise from top left: 12-1/4" H x 3" W; 8" H x 5" W; 6-1/2" H x 2-1/2" W; 7" H x 2" W; 2-1/2" H x 4...
Dimensions: H 6 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Orrefors Six-Sided 'Graal' Vase by Edward Hald
Edward Hald, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
A thick, six-sided glass vase, produced circa 1950s-1960s by artist Edward Hald for Orrefors of Sweden, rendered using 'graal' technique (twice-blown), depicting seaweed and fish floati...
Brilliant Blue Orrefors Vase or Pitcher
Hunt & Gather Fine Estate Furnishings
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: Raleigh, NC
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Brilliant Blue Orrefors Vase or Pitcher
Orrefors
Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
This graceful glass piece has a white glass interior and a brilliant periwinkle exterior and has stunning lines. It can serve as a pitcher or a vase. By Orrefors of Sweden. Signed on bo...
Dimensions: H 6.5 in. Dm 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Basel, CH
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Swedish Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefor...
Orrefors, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Wonderful "Stella Polaris" vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors, manufactured in Sweden in the 1940s. The Stella Polaris series was introduced in 1939. The star-shaped diffusi...
Dimensions: H 12 in. W 2.75 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Nils Landberg for Orrefors "Dusk" Sommerso Glass V...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
Beautiful blown smoked case glass vase designed by Nils Landberg for Orrefors with inscribed signature and identification numbers on underside. This is done in the Sommerso technique al...
Dimensions: H 15.25 in. Dm 4.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Tulip Vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors, 1957
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Elegant "tulip" vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors in grey smoke glass. Etched on bottom Orrefors Expo Nu 312-57.
Dimensions: H 4 in. W 9.75 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Crystal, Mahogany
Midcentury Swedish Mahogany Phone by Teli with Orr...
Orrefors, Teli
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Crystal, Mahogany
Midcentury Swedish Mahogany Phone by Teli with Orrefors Crystal
Tall Nils Landberg 'Tulip' Vases
Weinberg Modern
Dimensions: H 14.5 in. Dm 5.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Tall Nils Landberg 'Tulip' Vases
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Two delicate and ethereal 'Tulpanglas' vases designed by Nils Landberg for Orrefors, produced circa 1957. The first, an especially tall and elongated form at 23" high, with rose-tinted ...
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist Handblown Vase by O...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist handblown vase by Orrefors of Sweden. This piece is detailed with a very sophisticated pattern of "bubbles" throughout. A lovely decorative piece on its...
Dimensions: H 8.75 in. Dm 8.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass
Scandinavian Modern "Iced" Series Vase by Vicke Li...
Orrefors, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass
A large 1930's clear and acid polished "Iced" series vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors. Vicke Lindstand is now considered one of the most innovative designers in Scandinavia from th...
Nils Landberg 'Sommerso' Smoked Charcoal Cased Vas...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
A Swedish vintage 'sommerso' glass vase, produced circa 1950's -60's by designer Nils Landberg (1907-1991) for Orrefors, with smoked charcoal interior, cased within a clear layer. Marki...
Dimensions: H 3 in. W 9.5 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Washington, DC
Large Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors Art Glass Bowl...
Orrefors
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bowls and Baskets
Large Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors Art Glass Bowl, Sweden, C. 1940
Six Sided Fish Graal Art Glass Vase by Edvin Ohrst...
Edward Hald, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Vases and Vessels
Heavy crystal six sided art glass piece in Graal technique, with internally decoration of fish and seaweed. Signed on bottom, Orrefors Graal 1102M Edward Hald. Made by Orrefors.
Dimensions: H 7 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Art Glass, Ash
Swedish Art Deco etched glass vase by Simon Gate f...
Orrefors, Hugo Gehlin
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass, Ash
Swedish Art Deco glass vase with etched design of stylized tree branches and circles. The vase is on a cone shaped foot in a transparent smokey ash colored glass. Designed by Simon Gate...
Ariel Art Glass Vase by Edvin Ohrstrom for Orrefor...
Orrefors, Edvin Öhrström
Vintage 1940s Swedish Vases and Vessels
Rare and early Orrefors vase in Ariel technique. Cut pattern in which air bubbles are introduced and layered with color and clear glass. Eight flattened sides. Signed and numbered at bo...
Ariel Bowl by Edvin Öhrström
Exhibit Modern
Dimensions: H 2.75 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Dealer Location: Boston, MA
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Ariel Bowl by Edvin Öhrström
Orrefors, Edvin Öhrström
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
Attractive bowl in the "Ariel" technique by Edvin Ohrstrom for Orrefors Sweden.
Large and Unique "Expo" Vase by Sven Palmqvist for...
Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist
Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases and Vessels
Orrefors Expo vases were all unique examples created expressly for expositions and competition, by Orrefors top artists. This example, while simple in form and color, is exceptional du...
Set of Orrefors Vase's
Galere
Dimensions: H 10 in. Dm 3 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Set of Orrefors Vase's
Orrefors, Olle Alberius
Swedish Vases and Vessels
set of 3 Orrefors Vase's,designed by Olle Alberius 10"h x 3"dia.
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