The Sparkling Devil– A series by Gunnar Cyrén
Design giant Gunnar Cyrén developed the snaps devils in connection with the launch of the new Nobel series in 1991. Despite the connection to Swedish tradition, the Nobel Foundation didn’t want to serve strong spirits at the banquet, so these clever little devils were not added to the series. Instead, the glasses became popular collector’s items among Swedes. After Gunnar’s passing in 2013, his sons found a large number of sketches, including the basis of Sparkling Devils.
Sparkling Devils is a new series of champagne glasses for truly festive occasions. The first ones were a pair that complement each other: Him and her. Yin and Yang. In the coming years, three more family members will be released to complete the series.
The new glasses have the same colourful, characteristic appearance as the popular snaps glasses and are real eye-catchers. They are also based on the same glass craft – each glass is mouth-blown in Kosta and handpainted with 22-carat genuine gold.
Sparkling Devils is a tribute to Gunnar Cyrén’s unique heritage and expression, but it is also an opportunity to share the glory of hand-crafted glass to new generations and collectors.
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.