Recent Acquisition: Chandelier by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors Glasbruk

Crystal Sphere Chandelier, Ingeborg Lundin (Swedish, 1921–1992), for Orrefors Glasbruk, Kalmar, Sweden, designed about 1962–1963, made about 1963–1967. Pressed, assembled. Diam: about 61 cm. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 2012.3.25.Ingeborg Lundin, an acclaimed designer, was the first woman hired to design for Orrefors Glasbruk in Sweden. In 1962, Lundin was assigned her first major lighting project, a commission for Götabanken in Stockholm. She designed a large spherical chandelier built up of triangular and circular pressed glass elements mounted on a brass frame. The Museum’s recently acquired chandelier, designed about 1962–1963 and made between 1963 and 1967, is a variant of this design. This chandelier hung in the foyer of the B’nai Israel synagogue in Elmira, N.Y.,until 2012, when the congregation moved to another location.

Learn more about female Swedish glass designers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Working with Glass

“Crystal Sphere” Chandelier, Ingeborg Lundin (Swedish, 1921–1992), for Orrefors Glasbruk, Kalmar, Sweden, designed about 1962–1963, made about 1963–1967. Pressed, assembled. Diam: about 61 cm. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 2012.3.25.

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