by Erika Lagerbielke
Designed with the advice of wine experts, Merlot combines the clarity and beauty of crystal with bowl and glass forms that bring out the bouquet, appearance, and above all the flavor of wines and other beverages. The series designer, Erika Lagerbielke was awarded the prize Excellent Swedish Design during the launch in 1995.
Erika Lagerbielke has designed glass at Orrefors for two decades now. Her design has won praise from critics and consumers alike. Among her major artistic successes series such as Intermezzo, Merlot and difference can be found. Colour and cut details are characteristic of her design, both in art glass and tableware.