Nobel– A series by Gunnar Cyrén
The glasses are made out of the finest crystal which, together with the golden stems, bestow a rolling and glittering shimmer to the table setting every year. For the Nobel Banquet, on December 10th each year, the Blue Hall in the Stockholm City Hall is set for no less than 1300 guests from all over the world.
NOBEL 30 years
Orrefors is one of the official suppliers to the Nobel Prize Banquet. Gunnar Cyrén designed the Nobel series for the Nobel Prize’s 90th anniversary in 1991. For 30 years now, Nobel Laureates and royalties have raised Orrefors Nobel glasses in the toasts at the banquet in Stockholm City Hall in December each year.
Gunnar Cyrén (1931-2013) was a Swedish glass artist, silversmith and industrial designer. He started at Orrefors glassworks in 1959. 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.