Why I love Scandinavian Mid Century Modern | Spun Glass Vases

I found these beauties on 1st Dibs this morning! Designed by Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf Glassworks Sweden. Both are signed by the artisan and dated, 1962. I really love how the spun glass wraps an inner vessel. Sort of reminds me of those yummy French pastries, Croquembouche. 

Skruf is still very active today. Their website says they are located in the Kingdom of Crystal. And as you might have imagined, all of their glass products are hand blown and have been since they were founded in 1897. For more information on Skruf Glassworks and the Kingdom of Crystal, take a fast trip to Sweden by visiting this site.

Here’s what I found out about the artisan, Bengt Edenfalk. He was hired as the company’s designer in the mid-1950s. He’s been extremely prolific over the years designing 70 different place settings. For a time he also worked for Orrefors. More than thirty years ago, he started a new company called Kosta Glassworks, today known as Kosta Boda. I found additional images attributed to him via google search. Many just a breathtaking as these vases below.

Believe it or not, 1st Dibs has these vases for sale for ONLY $35. Personally, I think they’re worth so much more!

 

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Decorative Arts

My friends at Object Lesson featured this Steuben bowl today. Steuben was America’s premier crystal and glassware maker of the early 20th century. This is the Zodiac Bowl made by Sidney Biehler in 1935. At 16″ in diameter, this is a great size for a decorative piece on a mantle, shelf, or table.