Orrefors Decorative Objects

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.

1966 Ingaborg Lundin Orrefors Sweden Limited Edition Exposition Vase
1966 Ingaborg Lundin Orrefors Sweden Limited Ed...
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Fine limited edition vase designed by Ingaborg Lundin for the Orrefors Exposition (Expo) series of glass as art. Bulbous form and geometric abstract surface decoration measuring appr...
Scandinavian Modern Art Deco Etched Glass Vase by Simon Gate for Orrefors
Scandinavian Modern Art Deco Etched Glass Vase ...
Orrefors, Hugo Gehlin
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass, Ash
Scandinavian Modern 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. Designe...
Nils Landberg "Tulip" Vase
Nils Landberg "Tulip" Vase
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass
Glass
Delicate and ethereal 'Tulipglas' vase with flaring bowl on a slender, tapering column. Red/blue coloration. Designed by Nils Landberg and produced by Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1957. E...
Three Rare  Per Sundberg "Soft" Large Vessels for Orrefors
Three Rare Per Sundberg "Soft" Large Vessels f...
Orrefors, Per B. Sundberg
Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
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 e...
Modern Orrefors Circular Glass Bowl
Modern Orrefors Circular Glass Bowl
Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Modern Vases
Glass
Modern circular glass bowl made by Orrefors in Sweden during the mid-late 20th century. The piece has age-appropriate wear and has the acid-etched makers mark on the edge of the foot.
Orrefors Mid-Century Modern Undulated Glass Vase
Orrefors Mid-Century Modern Undulated Glass Vase
Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Mid-Century Modern undulated heavy glass vase created by Orrefors in Sweden. The piece is in great vintage condition with some minor age-appropriate wear to the bottom and has an aci...
1960s Modernist Swedish Orrefors Crystal Bowl Sculpture
1960s Modernist Swedish Orrefors Crystal Bowl S...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware
Crystal
Elegant modernist crystal sculpture, centrepiece, bowl by Orrefors, Sweden. Beautiful and heavy shaped crystal half sphere on square pedestal. Pedestal bears a factory label on top a...
Orrefors Vase

Orrefors Vase

By Orrefors
Orrefors Vase
Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Modern Vases
Glass
Ariel girl and dove vase by Edvin Öhrström for Orrefors of blue, silver and clear glass. Signed and dated.
Orrefors Monumental Mid-Century Modern Glass Vase
Orrefors Monumental Mid-Century Modern Glass Vase
Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern very tall glass vase or urn, marked on the bottom. The piece has some age-appropriate wear to the bottom and is in great vintage condition.     
Glass Sculpture "Temple of the Lying Panthere" by Gunnar Cyrèn, Orrefors Crystal
Glass Sculpture "Temple of the Lying Panthere" ...
Orrefors, Gunnar Cyren
Vintage 1980s Swedish Animal Sculptures
Crystal, Silver
The "Temple of the Lying Panthere" was made in 1989 by Gunnar Cyrèn (1931-2013). It consists of a glass block temple and a solid silver lying panther. The panther is considered by...
Six Sided Fish Graal Art Glass Vase by Edvin Ohrstrom
Six Sided Fish Graal Art Glass Vase by Edvin Oh...
Edward Hald, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Vases
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.
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, Swedish Glass Apple Vase
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, Swedish Glass App...
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Organic Modern Vases
Glass
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, Swedish Glass Apple Vase, Mid 20th Century A sought after signature work by a leading Swedish female designer renowned for her innovative designs for g...
Orrefors Crystal Vase by Lars Hellsten Signed a...
Orrefors, Lars Hellsten
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Vases
Crystal
Beautiful 8 inch tall crystal vase designed by Lars Hellsten for Orrefors. It is signed and numbered LH 4599-22 and in fabulous vintage condition, circa late 20th-early 21st century....
Orrefors Lightstone River Rock Votive Tealight ...
Orrefors, Lena Bergström
21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern More Candle Holders
Crystal
Interesting tealight votive candle holder from the Lightstone collection designed by Lena Bergstrom for Orrefors. This single tealight is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks...
20th Century Limited Ed. Vase "Source" by Matz ...
Orrefors
1990s Swedish Vases
Crystal
This limited edition vase (40 copies) by Matz Borgström, of baluster form, cut to blue to tan to red with geometric decoration throughout, raised on a circular foot, signed Orrefors ...
Nils Landberg Elongated "Tulip" Vase
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Glass
Delicate and ethereal 'Tulipglas' vase with dramatically elongated, fluting body on a slender column and flaring base. Rose/clear coloration. Designed by Nils Landberg and produced b...
Large and Unique "Expo" Vase by Sven Palmqvist ...
Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist
Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases
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 ...
Smoked Green Scandinavian Modern Vase by Vicke ...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Glass
Smoked glass vase, cased within a clear layer by Nils Landberg for Orrefors of Sweden, circa 1950s. Markings include [Orrefors NU 3595/2] etched to bottom. Very good vintage conditio...
Orrefors Swedish Midcentury Iridescent Globular...
Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass
Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern iridescent globular glass vase with textured surface. The piece has an etched makers mark on the bottom and is in great vintage condition.
Group of Three Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Glass...
Asta Strömberg, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
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 stromberghy...
Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Glass Vases
Orrefors
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Pair of Mid-Century Modern heavy glass vases made by Orrefors. The pair is marked on the bottom and has numbers. In good vintage condition.
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Tran...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Blown Glass
This elegant and sophisticated vase was realized by the esteemed midcentury Swedish glass studio, Orrefors, circa 1960. It features an ovoid form- with a concentric form of the same ...
Nils Landberg Orrefors Expo Vase, circa 1950s
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Glass
Glass
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 an...
Signed Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Translucen...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Blown Glass
This sophisticated and striking vase was handblown by the esteemed Swedish glass studio, Orrefors, circa 1960. It features four adjoining curvilinear lobes separated by channel detai...
Orrefors Large Mid-Century Modern Glass Vase
Orrefors
20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Orrefors Mid-Century Modern large glass vase or urn, marked on the bottom. The piece is in great vintage condition.
Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century...
Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist
Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Art Glass
Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern Kraka art glass vase in colorless glass with controlled bubble motif. Underside has signature and maker and 1944 date mark as w...
Nils Landberg Orrefors Tulpanglas, 1957
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass
Blown Glass
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. Th...
Orrefors Ingeborg Lundin Glass Apple Vase, 1957
Ingeborg Lundin, Orrefors
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
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 illustr...
Orrefors Regina Candlesticks in Crystal
Orrefors
20th Century Candlesticks
Crystal
Orrefors Regina candlesticks in clear cut crystal. Features include a faceted column design on square bases. Signed on the bottom. Despite a minor chip to the corner of one candlesti...
Sommerso Smoked Charcoal Cased Vase by Nils Lan...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Art Glass
A Swedish vintage 'sommerso' glass vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors, circa 1950s. The piece has a smoked charcoal interior, cased within a clear glass layer. Markings include etche...
Good Quality Swedish Art Deco Etched Glass Vase...
Orrefors
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases
A good quality Swedish Art Deco etched glass vase of an undersea harp player possible Apollo; form by Simon Gate, decoration by Vicke Linstrand for Orrefors; signed; the square form ...
Signed Orrefors Vintage Banded Striped Crystal ...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass
Crystal
This stunning and vibrant cobalt blue and sage brown striped banded glass Swedish Orrefors vintage crystal glass bowl has the original sticker on it from the time of the 1960s. This ...
Vintage Crystal Bowl by Orrefors, Sweden
Orrefors
Vintage 1980s Swedish Glass
Crystal
This heavy and stunning crystal oval bowl or center piece is sure to make a statement in a traditional, contemporary or modern room! Original sticker label on side.
Mid-Century Modern Oblong Translucent Glass Vas...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass
Glass
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern vase was realized by the esteemed Scandinavian design firm, Orrefors, in Sweden, circa 1960. It features a oblong mouth that tapers to a robust ...
Crystal Bud Vase, Orrefors, Sweden
Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Vases
Crystal
Mid-Century crystal bud vase. Never used and still in original box. Retains original marking sticker.
Ariel Bowl by Edvin Öhrström
Orrefors, Edvin Öhrström
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Glass
Attractive bowl in the "Ariel" technique by Edvin Öhrström for Orrefors, Sweden.
Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Cache Tray and Votive
Orrefors, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass
Art Glass
Wonderful pair of Orrefors midcentury clear glass cache tray/candy bowl/ashtray and votice/cup designed by Vicke Lindstrand (Swedish, 1904-1983), 1957. Each piece engraved "Orrefors....
Swedish Mid-Century Modern Translucent Handblow...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Blown Glass
This refined vase was handblown by the renowned Swedish design company, Orrefors, circa 1965. It features a rippled body, replete with sinuous curves, and a scalloped top. It has the...
Swedish Crystal Petal Bowl
Orrefors
Vintage 1970s Swedish Decorative Bowls
Swedish crystal petal bowl with six sides designed by Lars Hellsten for Orrefor. This piece has Orrefor sticker.
Two Nils Landberg Glass Vases, Orrefors, Sweden...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass
Two large hand-forged clear and neutral green mid-century modern glass vases. Designed by Nils Landberg for Orrefors, made in Sweden, circa 1960. The smaller vase a mineral trace mar...
Tulip Vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors, 1957
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Glass
Elegant "tulip" vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors in grey smoke glass. Etched on bottom Orrefors Expo Nu 312-57.
Pair of Candleholders in Crystal by Orrefors Sw...
Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks
Crystal
A pair of candleholders shaped like flowers by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors, Sweden. Signed in the bottom. See other listing for a similar pair but slightly larger.
Small Orrefors Vase Bowl
Orrefors
Early 2000s Swedish Vases
Art Glass
This is a vintage small Orrefors vase signed and numbered on the underside.
Orrefors Glass Tornado Bowl
Orrefors
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Decorative Bowls
Orrefors glass Tornado bowl was designed by Jan Johansson. Highly sculptural decorative object. Please visit our 1stdibs storefront for other interesting holiday gift ideas.
Orrefors "Crown" Heavy Crystal Bowl
Orrefors
Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Glass
An interesting heavy crystal bowl by "Orrefors", Sweden. Signed with paper label.
Swedish Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Orre...
Orrefors, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
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 diff...
Midcentury Swedish Mahogany Phone by Teli with ...
Orrefors, Teli
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories
Crystal, Mahogany
Midcentury Swedish Mahogany Phone by Teli with Orrefors Crystal
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist Handblown Vase b...
Orrefors
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
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 ...
Nils Landberg 'Sommerso' Smoked Charcoal Cased ...
Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass
Glass
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. Ma...
Large Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors Art Glass B...
Orrefors
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls
Large Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors Art Glass Bowl, Sweden, C. 1940
Set of Orrefors Vase's
Orrefors, Olle Alberius
Vintage 1970s Swedish Glass
Glass
set of 3 Orrefors Vase's,designed by Olle Alberius<br /> 10&quot;h x 3&quot;dia.
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