Roses. Unique crystal for Kosta Boda 275th anniversary 2017.. Roses Unique crystal objects. Freehand Blown and Hand Cut. Design Lena Bergström. For the exhibition “Hommage – A tribute to Swedish Design”. Kosta Boda 275th anniversary. Suspending roses in glass is an old art. Rose globes could be found in nearly every Swedish home in the 1960s. Mona Morales-Schildt worked at Kosta from 1958 to… Continue reading

Roses
Unique crystal objects.
Freehand Blown and Hand Cut.
Design Lena Bergström.
For the exhibition “Hommage – A tribute to Swedish Design”.
Kosta Boda 275th anniversary.

Suspending roses in glass is an old art. Rose globes could be found in nearly every Swedish home in the 1960s. Mona Morales-Schildt worked at Kosta from 1958 to 1971, and her elegant rose globes on tall stands were among the glassworks’ most beloved products. Now Lena Bergström has taken up the tradition. For the anniversary exhibition, Bergstrom has created a two-part globe for roses and a bottle of fragrance. Her rose globe has become a tiny spaceship or time capsule of glass for the flower that’s been found as far back as ancient Egyptian burial chambers. The fragrance bottle is unadorned and timeless. But it’s also full of air bubbles.

“I wanted the glass to bubble, just as it makes our emotions bubble! If there’s anything the world needs now, it’s love, and that means we want those emotions to live on like this.”

Well into the 20th century, Swedish glass was a man’s world. Mona Morales-Schildt broke new ground alongside Tyra Lundgren in the 1950s. Lena Bergström is one of our most productive and prize-winning successors to the original artists, and everyone who’s worked with her knows what an enthusiastic designer she is. Down-to-earth, but passionate in everything she does

And roses in a globe aren’t the end of the matter for Bergström. She will also be arriving at the anniversary exhibition with her arms full of dazzling roses! Shimmering red and pink roses in a giant format that literally stretched the glassworks’ talents to the breaking point.

“I’ve made some muscular, virile roses!” she says. “I like how they claim the space and fill up the room.”

Lena Bergström’s beautiful blood-red rose has become a hommage consisting of three unique specimens. Making them is a great challenge for everyone. They were sawn and ground in three sections with great precision, then glued together.

At a diameter of 43 cm, Bergström’s roses have become glorious symbols of the very best of our long history as a glassworks.

Sarek. Crystal and wood collection for Volvo Cars and Orrefors 2017.. Sarek Crystal and wood collection Design Lena Bergström Volvo Cars and Orrefors Glassworks 2017 Volvo Cars and Swedish glassmaker Orrefors have joined forces to create an exclusive crystal collection. Created by Lena Bergström – one of Sweden’s most acclaimed designers – and Volvo Cars’ award-winning design team, this handmade crystal glassware represents the best of… Continue reading

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Design Lena Bergström
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Volvo Cars and Swedish glassmaker Orrefors have joined forces to create an exclusive crystal collection. Created by Lena Bergström – one of Sweden’s most acclaimed designers – and Volvo Cars’ award-winning design team, this handmade crystal glassware represents the best of modern Scandinavian design.

“When I was growing up in the north of Sweden, we would go on walks in the woods and take food in small wooden boxes made of plaited birch bark, traditional to the area,” says Lena Bergström. “I used this distinctive diamond pattern as inspiration for the facets on these pieces.”

The clarity and sharpness of each piece owes much to the craftmanship of Orrefors. They also serve as a re ection of the clarity and precision of Volvo design. This latest collection marks the continuation of a collaboration that rst brought these renowned Swedish companies together in the creation of the crystal gear selector in Volvo’s Twin Engine hybrid cars.

Planets. Unique crystal by Lena Bergström for Orrefors Kosta Boda 2016.. Planets. Unique objects / Crystal bowls. Freehand Blown and Hand Cut. Approximate size Ø40 cm. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors Kosta Boda 2016. The first Planets in Lena Bergströms universe were created in 2001. Over the years new Planets has been added in various colours and shapes depending on the season and theme. The Planets are… Continue reading

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Planet Carat Pyrit. Unique crystal bowl. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2016.

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Planet Smokey Topas. Unique crystal bowl designed by Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2016.

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Planets.
Unique objects / Crystal bowls.
Freehand Blown and Hand Cut.
Approximate size Ø40 cm.
Design Lena Bergström.
Orrefors Kosta Boda 2016.

The first Planets in Lena Bergströms universe were created in 2001.
Over the years new Planets has been added in various colours and shapes
depending on the season and theme.

The Planets are the result of a long-time collaboration between Lena
and the skillled glassblowers and mastercutters of Orrefors Kosta Boda.

”I want each Planet to be unique and beautiful. Like us humans.
We all come from one egg with different content and then we are cut
into different characters. We become our own small planets.”

Planets. Limited edition by Lena Bergström for Orrefors Kosta Boda 2016.. Planets. Limited objects / Crystal bowls. Freehand Blown and Hand Cut. Approximate size Ø21 cm. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors Kosta Boda 2016. A series of smaller size Planets made in a limited edition. ”I want the Planets to be unique and beautiful. Like us humans. We all come from one egg with different content and… Continue reading

Planet. Limited crystal bowl. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2016.

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Planet. Limited crystal bowl. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2016.

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Planets.
Limited objects / Crystal bowls.
Freehand Blown and Hand Cut.
Approximate size Ø21 cm.
Design Lena Bergström.
Orrefors Kosta Boda 2016.

A series of smaller size Planets made in a limited edition.

”I want the Planets to be unique and beautiful. Like us humans.
We all come from one egg with different content and then we are cut
into different characters. We become our own small planets.”

BADA. Lena Bergström. Klässbols Linneväveri 2014.. BADA. Bathroom concept with towels, bath towels and kimono in linnen. Design Lena Bergström. Klässbols Linneväveri-2014. 2014 Swedish Design Award finalist 2014 Formidable Design Prize finalist

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BADA.
Bathroom concept with towels, bath towels and kimono in linnen.
Design Lena Bergström.
Klässbols Linneväveri-2014.

2014 Swedish Design Award finalist
2014 Formidable Design Prize finalist

Handbags in crystal. Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2009.. Handbags. Solid crystal with a stainless steel strap. Limited edition of 5. Freehand Blown and Hand Cut. Size 26 cm wide. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2009. “I have named the handbags after my mother, my sisters and myself. We are all very different with our very specific qualities, just like the handbags that are made… Continue reading

Handbag Lena in solid crystal by Lena Bergström

Handbag Gunilla in solid crystal by Lena Bergström

Handbag Siv in solid crystal by Lena Bergström

Handbag Kristina in solid crystal by Lena Bergström

Handbags.
Solid crystal with a stainless steel strap.
Limited edition of 5.
Freehand Blown and Hand Cut.
Size 26 cm wide.
Design Lena Bergström.
Orrefors 2009.

“I have named the handbags after my mother, my sisters and myself.
We are all very different with our very specific qualities, just
like the handbags that are made out of the same mold but then cut
to different expressions.”

Norrland. Upholstery fabric in pure linen. Klässbols 2006.. Norrland Upholstery fabric in pure linen. Design Lena Bergström. Klässbols Linneväveri 2006. 2006 ELLE Interiör Design Award 2006 Swedish Design Award finalist The Norrland collection is the result of a long and puposeful collaboration betweenKlässbols Linneväveri and the designer Lena Bergström. The qualities and possibilities of the linen has been the main thread for the… Continue reading

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Upholstery fabric in pure linen.
Design Lena Bergström.
Klässbols Linneväveri 2006.

2006 ELLE Interiör Design Award
2006 Swedish Design Award finalist

The Norrland collection is the result of a long and puposeful collaboration betweenKlässbols Linneväveri and the designer Lena Bergström. The qualities and possibilities of the linen has been the main thread for the work thathas grown out of the looms in Klässbol.

At a distance the low-voicedpatterns of Norrland creates single colours. But when you get closer new patters will appear. ”The strong and graphical characteristics of Norrland ( the northern swedish landscape ) has been my inspiration”, says Lena who grew up in Norrland.

Ever since the early 20’s has the raw material flax and its refinement directed theJohansson family in Klässbol. Their determination and humble belief in quality, their balance between old handicraft and new techniques, their beliefs in what they are doingand that it is the right thing, has spun threads far longer than to the border of Sweden.

Napkins and tablecloths from the little village in Värmland have for several years beenused at the prestigious Nobel feast. Swedish as well as Norwegian embassies worldwide choose products from Klässbols. They are purveyors to HM the King of Sweden, they have been given the honourable task of hand-weaving the very special royal tablecloth.

“The genuine craftmanship and quality philosophy at Klässbols has been developed by generations. It is rare today and very inspiring for me as a designer. And the linnen as material is fantastic. Like the gold and silver of textiles.”

Mingle. Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2005.. Mingle. Crystal Bowls and Tumblers. Design Lena Bergström.. Orrefors 2005. Schöner Wohnen “Design classic of the Century” 2005. The Bombay Sapphire Prize finalist 2005

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Mingle crystal tumblers. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors 2005.

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Mingle.
Crystal Bowls and Tumblers.
Design Lena Bergström..
Orrefors 2005.

Schöner Wohnen “Design classic of the Century” 2005.
The Bombay Sapphire Prize finalist 2005

Velvet crystal vases. Orrefors 2000.. Velvet Crystal vases Design Lena Bergström Orrefors 2000 Excellent Swedish Design Award 2000

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Mama Squeeze. Unique crystal vase. Orrefors 1995.. Mama Squeeze. Unique freehand blown crystal vase. Hight 50 cm. Ø 25 cm. Design Lena Bergström. Orrefors 1995.

Mama Squeeze.
Unique freehand blown crystal vase.
Hight 50 cm. Ø 25 cm.
Design Lena Bergström.
Orrefors 1995.

Applecore 1995 vs The Apple 1955.. Mitt första konstglas för Orrefors som ingick i samlingsutställning “Minnenas plats” 1995. Vi formgivare fick i uppgift att välja ett objekt från Orrefors glasarkiv och sedan förhålla oss till det. Att jag jag valde Ingeborg Lundins fantastiska och ikoniska äpple var ingen slump. Som ny (och stursk) formgivare ville jag utmana Orreforshistorien och försöka ta… Continue reading

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Mitt första konstglas för Orrefors som ingick i samlingsutställning “Minnenas plats” 1995. Vi formgivare fick i uppgift att välja ett objekt från Orrefors glasarkiv och sedan förhålla oss till det. Att jag jag valde Ingeborg Lundins fantastiska och ikoniska äpple var ingen slump. Som ny (och stursk) formgivare ville jag utmana Orreforshistorien och försöka ta mig vidare. Så jag käkade helt enkelt upp Ingeborgs äpple tillsammans med Orrefors skickliga slipare…