Both artists were trained as painters (Hald studied with Matisse) and did not have previous knowledge in glassmaking. Simon Gate, working with master glassblower Knut Bergkvist, created a new mode of glass design called Graal.
In Spring, when the Hawthorne is in full bloom, the belief is that the fairies are happy!
This area of Sweden is now known for its production of glass due to the availability of natural resources and knowledge of the glass industry.
Orrefors originally made windows and utilitarian glassware.
Along with Kosta Boda, Orrefors is considered to be one of the most significant contributors to the Swedish glassmaking tradition.
Originating in the rural south of Sweden, Orrefors glass has a history that spans over two hundred years.