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Glasbruk - glashytta
VAS VITREUM stands for quality craftsmanship and brings together all the outstanding parts from the Swedish crystal industry. The glassworks is run today of fourth and fifth generation glass craftsmen who combines design, experience and knowledge to create beautiful objects of the highest quality.
The first four generations in the family worked with Big success for the world famous glass use Orrefors, Kosta Boda and Sandvik. Grandfather's father Gustav Augustsson, was one of only five champions who made the award-winning glass for the Paris Exhibition in 1925 and for it was awarded a gold medal.
In 1985, the master engraver Lars Börnesson, decided fourth generation of glass craftsmen to found their own company. The name Vas Vitreum is Latin and means: "glass object". The glassworks has since had many major assignments, including being together with Lisa Bauer performing one of the world's greatest handmade glass engravings, Mariakoret in Linköping cathedral. The engraving consists of 180 windows with Virgin Mary i flower arrangements. About ninety species of the nordic flora can be seen in the windows. The whole work took ten years to implement.
The fifth generation, Mikael Kenlind started the company in 2002. Mikael was only 8 years old when his grandfather made another small glass-blowing bench him. Since then, his fascination with it hot melt crystal led him to explore and learn the craft. Today, 20 years later, inspired by family tradition, he is responsible for the design and product development at the glassworks Vas Vitreum. Famous for knowledge, creativity and passion for the material.
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