These two pieces designed by Swedish glassmaker and sculptor Erik Höglund (1932-1998) are extraordinary examples of the mid-century Scandinavian design.

Both come from the period when Höglund collaborated with Boda Nova glasswork, where he revolutionized the art of glass in Sweden of 1950s and 1960s. Untitled (right) is an intimate domestic glass and concrete sculpture with the wooden frame resembled period furniture design. Pendant lamp from 1960 (left) is another great example of combining materials. This time glass with copper.

Photos: courtesy of Wright, Chicago