a 'graal' vase, Orrefors, Sweden 1988.
Decorated with a couple, a picnic basket and a few animals in burgundy against a smoke coloured background, signed Orrefors 942872 Gunnar Cyrén EA 1-88 Cyrén. Height 21 cm.
Sivert Oldenvi Collection.
Gunnar Cyrén (1931-2013) was a Swedish glass artist, silversmith and industrial designer. He worked for Orrefors glassworks between 1959 and 1970, then designed plastics for a few years and then returned to Orrefors in 1977. Highlights of his design career include "Pop glass" or "Cups with colored legs" (1966-1968) and "The Nobel Service" (1991). Over the years, Gunnar Cyrén has participated in several exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and received the King's scholarship in 1962, the Lunning prize in 1966 and the Prince Eugén medal in 1988. He is appointed professor by the government. In his hometown of Gävle, where he also had a gallery and a gold and silver smithy, he has been honored with his own room at the County Museum.Read more