Pair of Clear Glass Orrefors Decanters by Vicke Lindstrand Mid Century Modern
Beautiful. Translucent. Elegant. Modern. How best to describe these incredible decanters designed by renowned Swedish glass designer Vicke Lindstrand in his early years with renowned glass company Orrefors. This decanter was made in two sizes and these are the smaller size. They are comprised of a stretched teardrop shaped body and long, slender and rounded stopper. They are stunning in their simplicity of form which is made more impacting by their absence of color allowing whatever contents to glow and shimmer.
Vicke Lindstrand was born Victor Emanuel Lindstrand on November 27, 1904 in Gothenburg, Sweden and is a legend in glass making. He is considered among the most influential 20th-century glass artists. He began his career as a commercial illustrator but soon found work with Orrefors Glass Manufacturer. In 1950 he left Orrefors for Kosta Glasbruk as an artistic director and became their dominant designer retiring in 1973. Along with fellow glass designers, Edvin Ohrstrom and Knut Bergqvist, he invented the Ariel technique in glass blowing. Beyond his commercial work at Orrefors and Kosta he produced several massive public sculptures around the globe and his works are in the collections of museums worldwide. Lindstrand died on May 7, 1983 in Kosta, Sweden but his extensive collection of works will live on.
Orrefors glassworks was founded in 1898 in Småland, Sweden on the previous site of an older iron works. Until 1913 they made primarily technical, medical and household glass. In 1914 under new ownership and management they began making crystal products including cut crystal and etched art glass. From that time forward Orrefors has excelled in all types of creative glass manufacture employing renowned artists and winning multiple awards. They continue production today primarily at their glassworks in Kosta using techniques developed in Småland. According to Orrefors official site no fewer than 15 people contribute to the production of a single piece of glass. It is no wonder Orrefors is a revered name among glass collectors worldwide.
This pair of decanters are sure to find a place of prominence in your home whether in your cocktail bar or on a shelf as object d’art. You must make them yours!