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Erika Lagerbielke is one of Sweden’s most well-known designers. Her designs are known and appreciated all over the world and she has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally. She is founder and co-owner, with Tomas Åhlman, of independent design company Erika Lagerbielke & Co AB, where she acts as creative director. The company cooperates with strong brands such as Orrefors, Gense and Collection Kallemo.
Erika Lagerbielke’s design concentrates on innovation and function with strong artistic expression. She has been creating award winning glass designs for Orrefors since 1982, where she has specialized in stemware and products to enhance the meal experience as well as unique art pieces. Among her well known and popular designs are design classic Intermezzo, wine glass series Merlot and connoisseur wine glass Difference. Among her recent designs are stemware More and beer glasses Beer. New introduction in 2017 was the handmade wine glass series Metropol and in 2018 the stemware line Zephyr.
Erika Lagerbielke works with unique design commissions such as a Bishop’s crozier for the diocese of Växjö and the Rector’s regalia for Linnaeus University. Her most well-known unique design is the official wedding gift for the Swedish Crown Princess couple Victoria and Daniel at their wedding 2010, from the Swedish Parliament and Government.
She has created several prize sculptures and trophys, for instance for Bullen Awards and Volvo China Open.
Erika Lagerbielke is professor in glass design at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, where she works with education, research and regional development.
Her fields of research are The artefacts of the meal and Sustainable glass. She works in interdisciplinary research projects such as “Eternal Glass” in cooperation with RISE Glass, funded by Glasforskningsföreningen and in several research projects with the Academy of Meal Science (Orebro University) regarding the importance of the design of artefacts for the meal experience and the sensory experience of wine.
She is a member of several associations dealing with design, culinary arts and intellectual property.
In 2010, she was awarded by H. M. The King of Sweden with the Prince Eugen Medal for outstanding artistic achievement. In 2014, she was awarded the S: t Erik’s medal by the City of Stockholm.