This new book by Alastair Duncan is the first significant study and history of the output of the Orrefors factory. It will be of great interest to all collectors and connoisseurs of glass. Very little has been published on the subject, and this definitive work of reference will be welcomed by glass collectors and lovers of twentieth-century craftsmanship and by all those who appreciate Scandinavian quality and design. In 1914-15, the first art glass creations, heavily inspired by art nouveau glassware from France and Belgium, were produced at the Orrefors Factory in Sweden. Soon realising the need for an identity, the company experimented with techniques and forms of decoration. By the 1920s, with the outstandingly talented designers, Simon Gate and Edward Hald and the excellence of the engravers, the firm was producing individual pieces of the highest quality. At the Exposition Internationale in Paris in 1925, Orrefors glass received international acclaim and was awarded the coveted Grand Prix.