Gunnar Cyrén

Gunnar Cyrén was born 1931 in Gavle and died there in 2013. He was trained as a silver smith, but also worked in industrial design and glass. He has been a glass designer at Orrefors glass factory from 1959 and he first became known by his ”Popglass”, goblets in strong colors particularly in foot and stem. He also designed the popular table glasses ”Helena”.

During the 1980-ies Gunnar Cyrén designed cut blocks of glass that he combined with silver figures made in his silver studio in Gavle. Among his most famous creations are the sets of glass and tableware for the Nobel Prize banquet, first used in 1991.

Gunnar Cyrén has received the Lunning prize in 1966 and the Prince Eugen medal in 1988.He has a section at the Gävle museum showing his work of glass and silver. He has had many exhibitions and is represented in several museums in Sweden and abroad. 

Art glass from this designer

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Gunnar Cyrén

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