Ingeborg Lundin Orrefors Swedish designer handblown glass glassartist

Ingeborg Lundin

Ingeborg Lundin (1921-1992) was born in Växjö a city in the Swedish province of Småland 1921. She studied at Konstfack in Stockholm. During over 20 years Ingeborg Lundin was associated with the Orrefors glass factory where she worked between 1947-1971 (but returned in the 90s). She has created both handmade glass and art glass in a light and graceful style, sometimes with slightly surreal carvings. She is best known for her vase “The Apple” made for the H55 display. 

At the age of 27 in 1948 she made her debut at Nordiska Kompaniet in an exhibition with their 50 years aniversary. Her vases broke with a bit of surreal carving from the tradition, but the criticism was positive. She worked with both utility glass and artificial glass. In the handy glass she tried tough tests in glasses. In the art glass she made the decoration stop at a light image with thin lines. “Her connection to thin and cruel glass shapes is so clear and the soothing scent of her childhood that you realize she is one of the lucky young artists who found their way early on,” wrote Nils. Palmgren is said to have set a new tone in 1950s Swedish glass art, poetic, lighter and more graceful. On the H55, the large hour-long glasses drew more attention than the glass object that came to life. the most famous of the decade, the Apple Scholarships, awards: the 1954 Lunning Prize and the gold medal at the 1957 Milan Triennial brought her international fame. In the 1960s she modernized ariele technology and in 1971 she left Orrefors, but returned in the early 1990s with a series of unique glasses for Målerås glassware from 1990 to 1991. 

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