Every single day of his life, the great Swedish silversmith, glass artist and industrial designer, Gunnar Cyrén sought to reinvent beauty. Gunnar Cyrén alternated between working mainly with silver and glass in a vibrant symphony of passion, joy of colour – and humility. Always faithful to the material in his search for authenticity, and always faithful to the craft itself through countless experiments in the glass workshop at the legendary Orrefors – and from 1976 in the workshop in his own silver smithy. Gunnar Cyrén's diverse life's work offers everything from works of art and ceremonial objects to beautiful utility items, created from a fundamental philosophy that craftsmanship in its very essence must convey beauty.
Gunnar Cyrén (1931-2013) had a great impact on the development of Swedish glass art from the 60s to the 90s. Award-winning Gunnar Cyrén is, among other things, behind the exclusive Nobel glass series, which since 1991 has graced the tables at the Nobel Prize ceremony, and both his glass art and original silver works are in demand at international auctions.
The Arctic vase is made in clear mouth-blown glass with fine grooves on the side and bobbles in the bottom, which lend a touch of exclusiveness and extra weight to the vase. Its high quality and timeless elegance make the Arctic vase a stylish companion for classic bouquets, beautiful together with wild field flowers and sophisticated with individual twigs. An exclusive, original vase from a heyday in the history of glassware.