Handblown crystal has been produced in the Royal Kingdom of Sweden for more than two and a half centuries. The story of Orrefors begins with iron and the forest. As early as 1726, construction began of a furnace and a smithy at "the beautiful river that flows into Lake Orrenas". The iron works was given the name Orrefors, which means "the Orre waterfall". The ambition for all glass from Orrefors is the highest possible quality. Exquisite Scandinavian timeless design and handcrafted in clear crystal. Throughout the centuries, Swedish crystal has been admired and treasured by a broad public, both in Sweden and internationally. Orrefors has won thousands of design and glassmaking awards, and have been collected by individuals and museums and showcased in exhibits and public installations all over the world.