Difference– A series by Erika Lagerbielke
The same wine can smell, and therefore taste, completely different depending on which glass it is served in. Difference is the wine glass that intensifies the characteristics of the wine. Different glasses have been created for each type of taste, designed to optimally convey the aroma and taste of the drink. The series has been designed by Erika Lagerbielke in close cooperation with Bengt-Göran Kronstam, a wine writer. Select Primeur or Mature for red wines, Crisp or Fruit for whites and Sparkling and Sweet for sparkling and sweet wines respectively. Mature spirits brings out the many nuances of coloured spirits.
Erika Lagerbielke is the queen of Orrefors stemware. No other designer has created as many series of stemware for Orrefors and no one has matched her success in doing so. Her successes include Intermezzo, Merlot and Difference, which have all received fine accolades for their designs.
The key to Erika’s success is probably her great love of glassmaking craftsmanship and her knowledge of the different characteristics of various drinks. When creating new series, Erika also likes to work with wine experts. Her latest stemware series, Divine, is the Orrefors celebration of the Royal Wedding in 2010;
Erika also designed the gift given to the Crown Princess Couple Victoria and Daniel by the Swedish Parliament and Government. These series are naturally also designed to enhance the way in which all the aromas and tastes of the drinks are perceived.