|Pair of dark blue Orrefor lamps available at Quotient|
Styles and public views never stay constant for too long and as the years passed Orrefors designs morphed to meet new demands. Historical styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco were being banished for modern Industrial styles led by Germany by the 1930s. Form follows function was the new philosophy. Orrefors designs employed less engraving and more glass blowing at this time as the company again tried to redefine its style. The qualities of glass, as a material, were celebrated and how the pieces were created was made clear, in a way returning to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s.
Come the 1950s Orrefors was part of a global focus on Scandinavian design that again allowed the company the opportunity to be acknowledge for its beautiful and skillful work. Designers such as Nils Landberg, created stunning pieces for Orrefors that are, once again, in high demand.
Orrefors is still in business selling glass products, http://www.orrefors.us/ but I have to admit the older pieces have more allure!
|Nils Landberg for Orrefors at gallery L7|
$520 each piece
* Orrefors Glass by Alastair Duncan pg. 26