INFORMAL– A series by Björn Dahlström
Informal is a contemporary series of functional glass that fits equally well into formal and everyday settings. The series is designed by Björn Dahlström, whose background is in furniture and industrial design.
“I viewed the process as an industrial design project, where each part of the glass was deconstructed, analyzed and reworked into a new whole. The bowl at the bottom of the wine glass cup is wide to maximize the contact of the drink with oxygen. The relatively open cup is a lovely design detail, but it’s also better suited emotionally to non-alcoholic drinks.
The champagne glass is a detour from the square element of the series, standing out with its fluted shape. The short stem harmonizes beautifully with the other pieces in the series and means you automatically pick up the glass by the cup, which is good for balance and for mingling. The carafe has a distinctive character, with colorful glass and a prominent spout. The little bowl is ideal for use as a base, or for serving some kind of appetizer.”
– Björn Dahlström
Björn Dahlström (b. 1957) is a leading Swedish designer. The graphic quality of his unique style is distinctive through its approach to expressing soft, fundamental shapes. Björn’s work is currently represented at museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Centre national des arts plastiques in Paris.