MED SKÅL 100 CL KLAR
av Björn DahlströmVÅR 2021
Informal is a modern series of functional glasses that work just as well in somewhat more formal contexts as in everyday use. The series is designed by Björn Dahlström who has a background in furniture and industrial design.
“I saw the process as an industrial design project, where every part of the glass was deconstructed, analyzed and processed. The bowl in the bottom of the cup on the wine glass is wide and shallow to maximize the free surface of the drink and thus also the aroma experience. The relatively open cup is nice as a design detail but is also emotionally better suited to non-alcoholic drinks. The champagne glass breaks the series’ square form factor and is distinguished by its flute shape. The short leg harmonizes nicely with the other parts of the series and means that you automatically hold the cup when you lift the glass, which is good for balance, perhaps especially in mingling situations. The carafe gets its own character with its colored glass and its prominent spout. The small bowl is advantageously used as a base or for serving optional accessories. ”
– Björn Dahlström
Björn Dahlström, born 1957, is a leading Swedish designer. He works both two- and three-dimensionally and is internationally recognized for his contributions in furniture and industrial design. His unique design language can be distinguished graphically and is distinguished by his way of expressing soft basic shapes.
Björn’s work is today represented in museums around the world. These include the Albert Museum in London, the National Museum in Stockholm and the Center national des arts plastiques in Paris. For his design he has also been awarded several large and honorable awards such as Excellent Swedish Design, Torsten and Wanja Söderbergs prize and the German Design Award. Furniture, carpets, bicycles, household products and toys are examples of the wide range of products that Björn has designed. He first became acquainted with glass in Strömbergshyttan in 1993, when he designed vases for his own exhibition project. Informal is Björn’s first series for Orrefors.
“For me, as for many others, Orrefors is a brand that has always been present. The opportunity to design for Orrefors and to get to know more about the rich history and tradition has also become like a journey. ”
– Björn Dahlström