Some of our favorite glassware is from Swedish designer Ingegerd Råman for Skruf, a Swedish glass studio—one of the few left—that’s been making glass pieces since 1897. Råman, who lives in a former school building in Skåne that was renovated by Claesson Koivisto Rune, has devoted her life to the art of fine mouth-blown glass. She worked with Orrefors, Sweden’s former leading glassworks, for 14 years until its closure in 2013; her works have been shown at the National Museum in Stockholm, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, to name a few. She’s had pieces commissioned by the Swedish Royal family and holds the Professors Title of Honor from the Swedish government.
N.B.: Ikea is launching a collection by Råman’s called Viktigt, which includes a line of glassware, this spring. The line will be available in the US in late May.
Above: The Bellman Pitcher Kanna is Råman’s mouth-blown interpretation of a classic glass pitcher; $120 CAD ($92 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: The Bellman Juice Glass Set of 2 is $95 CAD ($73 USD).
Above: The Corked Wine Carafe is $90 CAD ($70 USD).
Above: The Wine Glass is $85 CAD ($65 USD) each at Mjolk
Above: The Brannvin Glass Set of 2 (Brännvin is a type of light Swedish vodka) is $135 CAD ($104 USD).
Above: The Water Carafe with Cup was originally designed in 1968; $120 CAD ($92 USD).
Above: The Bellman Glass Jar for Skruf is 275 SEK ($33.95) from Artilleriet.
Above: The Bellman Glass Mixing Bowl is 795 SEK ($98.15) from Artilleriet.
Above: The Bellman Line is available from Heath Ceramics; prices start at $80 for the Bellman Sherry Glass.
For more in glassware, see our posts:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Quirky Glassware
- 10 Easy Pieces: Quirky Glassware, Stemmed Edition
- 10 Easy Pieces: Basic Drinking Glasses