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Orrefors Candle Holders

Orrefors (Sweden)
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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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 Candle Holders

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Crystal Candleholders
By Orrefors
Located in Bochum, NRW
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Orrefors Candle Holders

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Glass

20th Century Swedish Wrought Iron Candelabra by Erik Hoeglund
By Erik Hoglund, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish hanging candelabra made of a painted wrought iron frame. Featuring fourteen Orrefors glass elements in gold and clear glass and six candleholders...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Candle Holders

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Midcentury Pair of Candleholders in Crystal by Orrefors Sweden
By Orrefors, Sven Palmquist
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of candleholders shaped like flowers by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors, Sweden. Signed underneath.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Candle Holders

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Crystal

Pair of Crystal Glass Votive Candleholders by Orrefors, Sweden, 1970s
By Orrefors
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of sparkling candleholders by Orrefors, Sweden, 1970. Illuminates beautifully. Also gorgeous on a holiday table! Simple and minimalistic. Measures "across and stands about" h...
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1970s Swedish Modern Vintage Orrefors Candle Holders

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Crystal

Orrefors Lightstone River Rock Votive Tealight Candle Holder by Lena Bergstrom
By Orrefors, Lena Bergström
Located in Topeka, KS
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern Orrefors Candle Holders

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Crystal

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