Orrefors Polaris Votives, Set of 3 - Glass.com

Orrefors Polaris Votives, Set of 3

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Brand: Orrefors

Color: Clear

Features:

  • Designed by Swedish artist Martti Rytkonen
  • Inspired by formations of sea ice
  • Polaris collection, set of 3 votives
  • Handmade by master glassmakers in Orrefors' Swedish glassworks
  • Votives vary from 2-1/4 to 4 inches high

Details: Product Description A heavy crystal votive whose shape was inspired byt the motion of a wave frozen in the ice of the polar seas. The clear crystal is set off to perfection, an evocative vision of ice and cold. The three different heights of the votive reflect the flame of the candle from several different angles, making the light sparkle and glow. Amazon.com Beautiful and simple, this votive set from famed glass manufacturer Orrefors makes a great gift for virtually every occasion. From Orrefors' new Polaris collection, the set includes three votives of varying heights for display together or independently. Martti Rytkönen's votive design draws inspiration from sea ice blocks, scuplted by the continual wave undulations in the polar seas. Set in heavy, lead-free crystal, artisans blow and shape the votives by hand at Orrefors factories in Sweden. To preserve the votives' artistry, wash by hand. The votives vary from 2-1/4 to 4 inches high and measure 5-3/4 square inches as a set. --Jessica Reuling From the Manufacturer About the Designer: Born in 1960, Martti Rytkönen studied glass and ceramics at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design, although it was glass that eventually captured his heart. He came to Orrefors on a scholarship and was taken on at the glassworks in 1994. Pure, clear crystal is his imaginative medium of choice, one that he cuts, etches, sandblasts, and engraves to bring forth new graphical motives and effects; but he also works with color, employing art glass techniques such as Graal, Ariel, and Ravenna. His motifs are often narrative and full of humor. Martti is the designer behind, among others, the massive Sigma, Avenue, and Scala series, as well as Papillon, whose outstretched wings float above the tabletop. 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 f

Package Dimensions: 9.6 x 4.9 x 3.0 inches



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