The history behind this fascinating brand is a charm in itself. The first glassworks in Målerås was founded, 125 years ago, in 1890. At that time, there was a great demand for mouth blown window glass. During the 1940-50’s, Målerås Glassworks became a pioneer in high end crystal stemware. In the year 1981, Swedish designer Mats Jonasson and local investors acquired Målerås Glassworks and since 1987 the Mats Jonasson family is the majority owner of the company.
Mats’s unique skills in engraving, together with his love and interest in nature, resulted in the world famous Wildlife series, which became a Målerås classic. In 2000, Mats Jonasson entered his more colourful period where the inspiration came from ancient stories and myths. Today, this company of glassmasters has extended the number of artists and is considered as one of the most exciting art glassworks in Sweden, sought-after for their clarity and beauty.
In the Kingdom of Glass, glass-blowing is often a family affair, the skills are passed on through generations and it is this continuity that guarantees that mouth blown glass objects continue to find new owners around the world. At Målerås, traditional know-how and the skilful hands of the glass masters meet in perfect unison. The brand considers glass as a material, a craft, and an art form. It is in the interplay between these, that genuine masterpieces are born.
Welcome to the world of Crystal!