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Orrefors My Heart Votive

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Brand: Orrefors

Color: Clear

Features:

  • Designed by Swedish artist Lars Hellsten
  • The perfect gift for a loved one!
  • Handmade by master glassmakers in Orrefors' Swedish glassworks
  • Hand wash
  • 3.5" wide

Details: Product Description "My heart belongs to?" The My Heart collection is a series of heart shaped items with heart shaped rings, making them a thoughtful gift for mothers or Valentine sweethearts; and they just make the perfect anytime gift. Amazon.com Orrefors puts a modern slant on the heart, literally, with the My Heart collection. The top of this lead-free crystal votive forms a heart shape that angles toward the viewer as if to say, I love you. At 3-1/2 inches in diameter, the solid, heavy sculpture adorns a dresser, vanity, or coffee table, and makes a perfect gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's or Father's Day, or any anniversary. A true work of art, the My Heart votive is handcrafted by master glassmakers at the Orrefors glassworks in Sweden. Designed and playfully named by renowned Swedish artist Lars Hellsten, whose daughter's name is My, the My Heart collection includes thick, columnar candlesticks, delicate vases, and a bowl, desk clock, and votive, all of which are heart-shaped without being overly sentimental. Each piece comes gift-ready in a handsome Orrefors box, and should be washed by hand to preserve its brilliance. --Ann Bieri 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, includin

Package Dimensions: 4.1 x 4.1 x 3.3 inches



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