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The South and the Kingdom of Glass Sights

Orrefors Glasbruk

Updated 11/19/2012

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Now one of the best-known glass companies in Sweden, Orrefors arrived on the scene late—in 1898—but set particularly high artistic standards. The skilled workers in Orrefors dance a slow, delicate minuet as they carry the pieces of red-hot glass back and forth, passing them on rods from hand to hand, blowing and shaping them. The basic procedures and tools are ancient, and the finished product is the result of unusual teamwork, from designer to craftsman to finisher.

From early June to mid-August you can watch glass being blown.

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Sight Information

Address:

On Rte. 31, about 18 km (11 mi) east of Kosta Glasbruk, Orrefors, 380 40, Sweden

Phone:

0478-34529

Website: www.orrefors.se

Sight Details:

  • SKr 50 for guided tours; reservations required
  • Glassblowing factory: weekdays 9–3:30. Crystal shop: weekdays 10–6, Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon–4

Updated 11/19/2012

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