Nobel– A series by Gunnar Cyrén
Orrefors is one of the official suppliers to the Nobel Prize Banquet and Purveyors to the H.M. the King of Sweden. Gunnar Cyrén designed the Nobel series to mark the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize Banquet in 1991. Since then, Nobel Laureates and royalties have raised Orrefors Nobel glasses in the toasts at the banquet in Stockholm City Hall in December each year. The series has been praised for its elegance and personal design. Offer your guests an ice-cold martini as an aperitif, serve a little devil with the starter, and let the party begin!
Gunnar Cyrén (1931-2013) was a Swedish glass artist, silversmith and industrial designer. He worked for Orrefors glassworks between 1959 and 1970, after that he designed among other things plastic for a few years and then return to the Orrefors 1977. Highlights of his design career include ”Popglaset” or ”Pokaler med färgade ben” (1966- 1968) and ”Nobel stemware” (1991). Over the years Gunnar Cyrén has participated in numerous exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and received the Swedish royal scholarship in 1962, the Lunning Prize in 1966 and the Prince Eugen Medal in 1988.