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Stacking bowl - Fuga 1

Fuga 1

  • Object:

    Stacking bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Orrefors (Made)

  • Date:

    1954 (designed)
    1954-73 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Palmqvist, Sven, born 1906 - died 1984 (designed)
    Orrefors Glasbruk (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colourless glass spun in a centrifugal machine

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jonas Palmqvist and his sister Maria Silfverhielm

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 33, shelf 3

Sven Palmqvist first had the idea about producing a series of bowls using a new technique involving a rotating mould in 1934. In 1943 the first tests were caried out using a hand-driven spinning machine, which spun the glass into shape. The series first launched under the name 'Fuga' in 1954 and it remained in production at Orrefors, unchanged, until 1973. The Fuga series was awarded a Grand prix at the Milan Triennial of 1957.

Physical description

Bowl in colourless glass, marked fuga: ORREFORS

Place of Origin

Orrefors (Made)


1954 (designed)
1954-73 (made)


Palmqvist, Sven, born 1906 - died 1984 (designed)
Orrefors Glasbruk (made)

Materials and Techniques

Colourless glass spun in a centrifugal machine

Marks and inscriptions

Moulded mark under the base


Diameter: 6.5 cm, Height: 3.3 cm

Object history note

According to the donor, who is the son of Sven Palmqvist, his father brought some of this set of seven stacking bowls back from the (Orrefors) factory. The others were collected at a later date by Jonas's sister.

Descriptive line

Stacking bowl 'Fuga' made of clear colourless glass, designed by Sven Palmqvist and first produced in 1954.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Scandinavian modern design, 1880-1980 / Cooper-Hewitt Museum ; David Revere McFadden, general editor, New York (Abrams) 1982, pp. 166-167, cat. 187
Modern glass, 1890-2000 : catalogue of the collection / by Jørgen Schou-Christensen, with contributions by Tove Bendtsen, Copenhagen] : Danish Museum of Decorative Art, 2002, p. 80, cat. 53






Glass; Eating; Product design


Ceramics Collection

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