Orrefors Corona Bowl - Glass.com

Orrefors Corona Bowl

  • $65.00
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Brand: Orrefors

Color: Clear


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Details: Product Description Lars Hellsten designed the Corona bowl at the Orrefors Glassworks in Southern Sweden. Corona might have been inspired by the light surrounding the moon, as Hellsten, one of Scandinavia's finest glass designers, cites nature as his leading design source. The perfect gift. The perfect timeless accent" Amazon.com Whether placed on a mantle as a display piece or employed on the dining table, the large Corona bowl stuns with beauty and light. Lars Hellsten designed the bowl for the internationally renowned glass manufacturer Orrefors in 1980. Artisans at Orrefors' historical factories in South Sweden crafted the bowl by hand in clear lead-free glass. With precise scalloping along its rim, the bowl resembles a flower upon opening, its petals still stiff and folded close together. For the best care, wash the bowl by hand. The bowl spans 8-7/8 inches in diameter with a 5-inch height and weighs 99 ounces. --Jessica Reuling From the Manufacturer About the Designer: Born in 1933, Lars Hellsten studied sculpture at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm before coming to Orrefors in 1972. Besides Eden, a service inspired by nature, he is also the designer behind such collections as Corona, Odyssey, Neptunus, and the heart-shaped Amour and My Heart. Nature clearly inspires his art glass, too, including many grand pieces well suited to public spaces. His glass is characteristically massive and forceful, whether it be cast, mold-blown, or free-blown. He celebrated his 70th birthday and more than 30 years at Orrefors with a large retrospective exhibition at the Orrefors Exhibition Hall between May and September, 2003. About the Kosta Boda: With characteristic craftsmanship and good design, Kosta Boda has become one of the leading glasshouses in the world. The company's three glassworks in the villages of Kosta, Boda, and Åfors each have exciting individual stories of their own yet stand together under the common brand name Kosta Boda. The corps of designers currently on retainer at Kosta Boda works with both utilitarian and art glass. Glass results from a great many meetings between people--artists, craftspeople, and lovers of glass. The artists of Kosta Boda have a decisive role to play in all the creative stages of the process. The cooperation between the designers and the skilled craftspeople is very close; indeed, it is essential if the designers are to transfer their intentions to the glass. The History of Kosta Boda: Kosta, the parent glassworks of Kosta Boda and the oldest glassworks in Sweden still in operation, has a fascinating history that forms a valuable part of Swedish cultural heritage. The glassworks was founded in 1742 by the governors of the counties of Kronoberg and Kalmar, Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Stael von Holstein, both former generals in the army of Karl XII and distinguished veterans of the battle of Narva, among others. The two county governors founded the glassworks upon the instructions of Fredrik I and modeled it on Continental glassworks. The works was situated deep in the spruce forests of Småland, on a site midway between the two country towns, and near a village that was then known as Dåfvedshult. The main reason for choosing this location was the unlimited availability of wood. Enormous quantities of wood were naturally required to keep the glassmaking furnaces burning day and night. Both of the founders wanted their names to be remembered, so the works was christened Kosta, from the initial letters--Ko and Sta--of the surnames of both the Carolinian generals. After a time the entire community was renamed after the growing glassworks. During the first 150 years, the glassworks in Kosta produced only utility glass, including window glass for the building of Tessin's Royal Palace, bottles and glass for the royal household, and chandeliers for churches. The first glassblowers were immigrant glass masters from Böhmen. They became the fou

Package Dimensions: 11.2 x 11.2 x 7.1 inches

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