|Gunnar Cyrén (1931-2013) was a Swedish glass artist, silversmith and industrial designer. He started at Orrefors glassworks in 1959. Highlights of his career include "Popglaset" or "Pokaler med färgade ben" (1966-1968) and "Nobel stemware" (1991). Over the years Gunner Cyrén has participated in numerous exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and received the Swedish royal scholarship in 1962, the Lunning Prize in 1966 and the Prince Eugen Medal in 1988.|
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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.