Velvet Vase

c. 1998–1999
(Swedish, b. 1961)
made at

Orrefors Glasshouse Orrefors Glasbruk

(Swedish, est. 1898)
Overall: 20.5 x 15.4 x 10.3 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

Bergström designs her glass vessels’ forms based on their intended display tables.


The connecting of this design’s title with a fabric type links Bergström’s work in glass with her career as a textile designer. In glass, Bergström’s designs feature contrasting concepts, such as hardness and softness or convex and concave forms. Concerned with the overall balance of the vessel, Bergström has stated “The greatest beauty must be permitted to balance on the brink of failure.”
Velvet Vase

Velvet Vase

c. 1998–1999

Lena Bergstrom, Orrefors Glasshouse

(Swedish, b. 1961), (Swedish, est. 1898)
Swedish, Orrefors, late 20th century

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.