Orrefors, Sweden’s renowned design manufacturers of crystal glass, has teamed up with Volvo Cars to produce an exclusive crystal collection. An unlikely partnership? Perhaps. But this is not the first time the two companies have collaborated; Orrefors created the crystal gear selector in Volvo Cars’ Twin Engine hybrid models.
According to a joint press release, this line of sparkling glassware was designed with a clarity and sharpness owing to the craftsmanship of the Swedish glassmakers at Orrefors, as well as a nod to the clarity and precision of Volvo’s luxury vehicles.
The line was designed by Lena Bergström, one of Sweden’s most acclaimed masters of textile and glass. Given the name Sarek, this decadent collection launched in September and will be available in select shops and Volvo car retailers.
Bergström has stated that she derived her inspiration for Sarek from her early childhood explorations in the Scandinavian forests. “When I was growing up in the north of Sweden,” she says, “we would go on walks in the woods and take food in small wooden boxes made of plaited birch bark, traditional to the area. I used this distinctive diamond pattern as inspiration for the facets on these pieces.”
We’re already looking forward to adding this fine crystal to our hygge arsenal — here’s to a cozy fall spent sipping barrel-aged whiskey from our Sarek pieces, beside, of course, a roaring fire.