Sofiero– A series by Gunnar Cyrén
The deep cuts in the classic Sofiero crystal bowl refract light like a sparkling diamond. Sofiero was designed by Gunnar Cyrén in 1961 and has been a natural part of the Orrefors range ever since.
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.