After studies in industrial design at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Erika Lagerbielke (b. 1960) brought her special talents to Orrefors in 1982. Now, for two decades, she has designed glass for Orrefors that has won praise from critics and customers alike. Among her major artistic successes are her Intermezzo, Merlot and Difference tableware, which have all won an Excellent Swedish Design award. Intermezzo has also received an International Tabletop Award and is one of Orrefors' best-selling services.
Colour and cut detail are characteristic of Erika Lagerbielke's design, both in art glass and in the pieces she produces for the Orrefors collection.
Her track record lists such classics as Lancelot, Zodiak and Rosebud. Of her new products, Ceremony a set of festive glasses with prodigiously long stems, is especially worthy of note.