Street– A series by Jan Johansson
In autumn 2006, Jan Johansson introduced us to Street, a series of bar items with an outspoken masculine air – indeed, its square-cut clear decor and contrasting black details seem practically decadent. Street feature the skilfully rendered cut decor inspired by the streets of New York that makes this collection so successful.
Jan Johansson (b. 1942) came to Orrefors in 1969 after training as a silversmith in Stockholm at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design. As an artist, he is interested in refining the optical effects of pure, sculptural crystal, as in his cut-glass barware series Street. “I want to shape the crystal by controlling the light. If the light dies, so does the glass.”