Posted 8 years ago
Sandra from Designqvist taught me first who Gunnar Ander was, a Swedish archiect who lived from 1908 to 1976. Since 1949 he was the director of Lindshammar which at the end of the big Swedish glass era did some really stunning designs (another designer was Christer Sjögren).
Please read Sandra's blogpost:
It's in German but we live in the age of Google Translate. She describes very well how and why glass designers began to work with impurities in the Sixties and Seventies. I like this very much, a courage to ugliness hich is beautiful again. My companion Anja compared the shoulder region of the vase with an elegant fur stola.
I already showed a small bowl of the Cascade series with a green stripe which only exists in this series number (you see it on the last picture here):
The vase is really big and heavy. It stands 28 cm high and weighs 2,6 kg. It's signed with with G.Ander 1306/245 and Lindshammar.