Lars Hellsten (b. 1933) studied sculpture at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm before coming to Orrefors in 1972. Besides Eden, a service inspired by nature, he is also the designer behind such collection as Corona, Odyssey, Neptunus and the heart-shaped Amour and My Heart.
Nature, clearly inspires his art glass, too. This includes many grand pieces well suited to public spaces. His glass is characteristically massive and forceful, whether it be cast, mould-blown or free-blown.
He has celebrated his 30-year association with Orrefors with a major exhibition at the Orrefors Gallery in Stockholm.