Three different-sized liqueur glasses in different shades of blue, IKEA PS SKOGSSTJÄRNA.
Snaps/liqueur glass
Gunnel Sahlin
EUR 5.90

The mouth-blown SKOGSSTJÄRNA snaps/liqueur glasses were sold in a set of three, each with its own shade of blue. A set included three sizes – 20, 30 and 50 ml – and each glass was unique. The different sizes proved to be popular – at least in Sweden, where everyone tends to have their own opinion on how big a snaps should be.

At the time of launch, designer Gunnel Sahlin said that it had taken some time for the glasses to find their form. But it finally came along, inspired by forest lichens: “Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve been fascinated by lichen. When working on my design for IKEA PS SKOGSSTJÄRNA I drew a lot of sketches, but couldn’t quite find the right harmony. And then suddenly there it was. In one of my hesitant sketches I saw a special lichen, kind of enlarged and a bit lopsided. It’s called a pixie-cup lichen. I kept the character from the sketch. Since each glass is mouth-blown, each one is unique, just like the lichens.” IKEA PS SKOGSSTJÄRNA was sold at IKEA for three years, until 2012.

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