Glassfactory

8 Aug 2012 – And Museum

The last time here was Oct 2008 with Kari where a most delicate guardian angel was a gift to guide and protect life’s journey. This time round last weekend with Mette & Sturla to see the museum which was missed out on the last trip. Also to experience a fish dinner at the Kokkestua Restaurant***

Hadeland Glassverk/Glassworks in Jevnaker is situated in serene surroundings on the banks of Lake Randsfjorden (app 1+hr drive NW of OSL ). Here one can experience Norwegian traditions, history and culture and see the latest trends and designs in glass. The 250yrs anniversary stamp is a klullflasker (designed in 1874) and the glasses to match/1876. Today the same design is still in available costing app NOK5,000/S$1,200 for the bottle and NOK700/S$146 for each glass.

 

Local designer Magne Furuholmen from pop-group a-ha/1982

The glass works is the oldest (since 1762) industrial company in Norway that can claim continuous operation since its foundation. With its 190 employees, the glass works today not only represent a large and thriving industry and boasts a significant historical and cultural heritage, whilst at the same time focusing on continuous development and new design and is thereby one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions.

http://www.hadeland-glassverk.no/english/

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul – George Bernard Shaw

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