This crystal Corona Bowl was designed by Lars Hellsten for the Swedish glassworks Orrefors in the 1970s. Made of high-quality artistic crystal in the shape of a hexagonal crown placed on a round base.
Lars Hellsten studied sculpture and ceramics at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and joined Orrefors in 1972. At a time when the Swedish glass industry was structurally, technologically and artistically related. Playing an integral role in this period of creative change, Lars brought new design ideas and new techniques to glass manufacturing as well as revitalizing older processes. The artistic vision and technical innovations of Lars Hellsten have made him one of the modern masters of glass design. His works are represented in permanent collections and exhibitions of museums around the world. Lars Hellsten glass is characteristically chunky and strong, and many of his designs from the 1970s and 1980s are still bestsellers. As with most Scandinavian artists, nature is the main source of inspiration, as are his travels, exotic cultures, myths and stories, and pure imagination. He is also a designer of such collections as CORONA and ODYSSEY as well as AMOUR and MY HEART.
The Swedish glassworks Orrefors takes its name from the forested village of Småland where it was founded. In the 20th century, the name Orrefors became synonymous with perfect Swedish glass. Orrefors’ reputation spread around the world in the mid-1920s; first as a result of Orrefors’ presentation at the Gothenburg exhibition in 1923, and then through participation in the groundbreaking exhibition Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1925, where Orrefors and the artists themselves received the Grand Prix. The company grew and expanded its product lines. Currently, the company operates under the name Orrefors Kosta Boda AB and is the largest group of glassworks in Scandinavia.
This bowl is in original vintage condition.