City Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set - Orrefors

City Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set by Orrefors available at American Swedish Institute.
City Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set by Orrefors available at American Swedish Institute.

City Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set - Orrefors

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City Old Fashioned from Orrefors, is ideal for serving spirits and cocktails. The cuts that criss-cross the surface of the glass create an asymmetric look, which contributes to the distinct identity. Designed by Martti Rytkönen.

Set of 4
Dishwasher safe

Glass

The glassworks in Kosta was founded in 1742. The name was created from the surnames of the founders, Generals Koskull and Staël von Holstein. Kosta’s location, in the heart of the dense forests in the Swedish province of Småland, was chosen so that the glassworks could provide both Stockholm and Karlskrona with glass. Important roads crossed here, and there was also an unlimited supply of wood to heat the furnaces. Fine utility glassware was made here during the first 150 years of the company’s existence and comprised products such as window panes, bottles and drinkware, but also glass chandeliers and similar items. The customers included royalty, nobility and wealthy merchants who could afford the costly glassware.

Today’s Kosta Boda was formed through a merger of the glassworks in the communities of Kosta, Boda and Åfors. The group was initially called AB Åforsgruppen and included Johansfors Glassworks at that time. The company name was changed to Kosta Boda AB in 1976, and the company has been part of Orrefors Kosta Boda AB since 1989.

Manufacturing now takes place at the principal glassworks in Kosta and at Åfors Glassworks.

Swedish Tradition Since 1898