Modular Architectural Block Set

Christer Sjögren, c.1970

Lindshammar Glasbruk, Sweden

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£135 (approx. € EUR / $ USD)

A set of six original 1970s clear lead crystal glass 'W' / 'M' shaped architectural blocks that can interfit to make pleasing geometric sculptures in an array of combinations. They're from the 'Arkitektur-Glas' series, designed by Christer Sjögren for Swedish glassworks, Lindshammar Glasbruk.

The blocks were hand-poured, using open-backed casting, which necessarily incorporates the foibles of hand-made glass processes - random bubbles, swirls and ripples - and are subtly textured on all sides.

They are 'new old stock', discovered in a Copenhagen glass warehouse that had closed its doors in the mid-1970s.

Features

  1. Material: Glass
  2. Height (each block): 60 mm / "
  3. Width (each block): 90 mm / "
  4. Country of Origin: Sweden
  5. Period of Manufacture: 1940s-1950s
  6. Vintage Condition: Near-perfect, occasional small sign of shelf-wear.

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