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Scandinavian Art Glass1039 of 1394Cocktail Set designed by Kjell Blomberg for Gullaskruf 1962Tim Sarpaneva ( orkidea)
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Posted 5 years ago


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These bowls come in handy in the bathroom. The blue one holds soap. The orange one just screams at me each morning to help me awake! They are part of a range of Orrefors called Colora and show the different thicknesses of the glass created by the 'Fuga' technique. I think they date from the late 50's or early 60's. I really like the variation in colour (outside to inside) of the blue piece. The orange one is just plain 'loud'!

Fuga = Centrifuge
The designer: Sven Palmqvist

"Sven Palmqvist developed the Fuga technique to provide Orrefors with a means to mass-produce cheap domestic glasswares. The technique is characterized by its simplicity and its ingenuity and works as follows: molten glass is poured into a spinning mould that, through its centrifugal spinning force (hence the name “Fuga”), presses the glass outward and upward. The internal shape of the piece being produced is determined by an internal plunger. The whole process can be done automatically and takes less then one minute. When the glass pops out, it is completely finished and does not need to be polished or did not need manual finishing in any other way.
Fuga or Colora pieces were/are produced in large quantities. As with everything, there is a collectors market for these pieces, but one should remember that they were mass-produced and this is also reflected in their value."


  1. Micmac, 5 years ago
    I like these:)
  2. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Me tooooooooooo!...:-)
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks inky, miKKo, mustangT, Sean and Micmac as well!
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    You are right about the orange bowl, It saying to you good morning you will be having a great day!!!
    I love it very much. Thanks for sharing and what a great idea to add some
    bright and beautiful decor to say have a great day :)
  5. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    Thank you, Sean
    We all need to be reminded how we canlook at life in a positive way and be great full for another day.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Wonderful! I am a big fan of orange and using our treasures in real life.
    I am back in Florida but do have some fun pics to post when I get home. Got to do it quickly as I leave immediately for work. Locked in a room for training I don't need. Boss got snarky when I told him I didn't want to attend. Ah well.
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Marc and to you too Amber! The orange bowl screams at me and the yellow mug you gifted just laughs at the whole situation! Sounds familiar? Keep at the training. When they're offering it pays to keep up to speed.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Sean, austro, czechman, musikchoo and Hornet too!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Hunter.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Marc!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks laxaga!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks hedgewalker!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks BRATJDD!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !

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