Nils Landberg – A unique handblown grey-green and clear glass Art-object – Orrefors, Sweden 1956


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A freeblown grey-green and clear, unique encased glass-object. Designed by Nils Landberg in 1956 and executed by the craftsmen of the Orrefors glass-works that same year. The flask-like vase is signed in diamond-pen underneath the base: Orrefors – Expo -N.u. 254-56.


About Nils Landberg

Nils Landberg (1907 Vingåker – 1991 Orrefors) was a notable figure in Swedish glass design , best known for his crations at the Orrefors glass works.

Landberg’s artistic journey began in the 1920’s when he enrolled in the graphic arts programme at the Slöjdföreningens skola in Gothenburg. During his education, Landberg demonstrated exceptional talent and a keen interest in glass design. He was particularly drawn to the art of glassblowing and glass sculpting, where he could explore the interplay of light, colour, and form within this versatile medium. In 1925 Landberg start working at the engraving school in Orrefors on the recommendation of the teaching staff of the Slöjdföreningens skola.

Landberg’s artistic vision was characterized by a harmonious blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern design aesthetics. He drew inspiration from nature, architecture, and Scandinavian folklore, infusing his creations with a sense of timeless beauty and elegance.

One of Landberg’s most iconic contributions was his series of sculptural glass vessels characterized by clean lines, organic shapes, and subtle hues. His meticulous attention to detail and innovative use of glassblowing techniques set his work apart and earned him acclaim both nationally and internationally.

Throughout his career, Landberg received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the field of glass artistry. His work has been exhibited in the 1937 Paris Exhibition and the 1939 New York World fair. In 1957 he won a Gold Medal at the Triennale di Milano. His work is represented at many international musea, among others: National Museum, Stockholm; British Museum, Londen and MoMa, New York City.


Signed in diamond-pen underneath the base: Orrefors – Expo -N.u. 254-56


The Art-object is in good vintage condition, some minor scratches and wear consistent with age and use. No cracks or chips. A few airbubbles in the glassmass.


William L. Geary, Scandinavian Glass p. 58-60


Height 33,5 cm
Width 11,5 cm
Depth 5,5 cm
Weight 1885 grams

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