|Martti Rytkönen’s glass collections always reflect the true spirit of Orrefors – even when he experiments with shape and glassmaking techniques. He is fascinated by the possibilities of glass and likes to form the clear crystal into objects with a narrative.He aims to tell us something about the material, how it can be soft, strong and light, at the same time as heavy and hard. Martti thinks that glass is sensual and pleasing. We understand what he means when we see his crystal creations that can have the simplest shapes imaginable, without being hard or formal. Martti’s products are always permeated by timelessness and tangible high quality. This applies to all his creations, be they clear, cut crystal items in his collection, or coloured limited-edition vases.|
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|Orrefors / Kosta Boda - Sweden|
Orrefors / Kosta Boda—With its four glassworks, Orrefors Kosta Boda is Scandinavia's largest glassworks group. The heart of the business is the Kingdom of Crystal in the province of Småland, which attracts a million visitors annually. Kosta is Sweden's oldest glassworks. Founded in 1742, Kosta is often referred to as the mother of the Kingdom of Crystal, since many of the neighboring glassworks were founded by former Kosta masters. Orrefors Kosta Boda AB consists of the following glassworks: Orrefors, Kosta, Boda and Afors. Around the world Orrefors is associated with unique glass articles, art glass, and custom glass that all add beauty to our everyday life. Together with its skillful designers, Orrefors presents a new collection of glass every spring and autumn. One of the world's most celebrated makers of beautiful crystal is named for a beautiful place—Orrefors is a waterfall that tumbles into Lake Orrenas in the Kingdom of Glass—the Småland region where Sweden's glass-making industry has thrived for over 250 years.