Gunnar Cyrén

Gunnar Cyrén (1931–2013) was a Swedish glass artist, silversmith and industrial designer. He studied in the metal department at the University of Arts, Crafts & Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm.

Cyrén was hired at Orrefors glassworks in 1959, and became head of design ten years later. His major works for Orrefors include the Pop Glass collection from the 60s, and the glasses of the Nobel set, which he designed for the Nobel Banquet in 1991. The glasses are still used at the annual banquet and are still available in Orrefors’ assortment.

Gunnar Cyrén won numerous distinctions, including the Swedish Royal Scholarship, the Lunning Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. In 1992, he was awarded the title of professor by the Swedish government.