Swedish Crystal and Cutlery Coming to Thailand

Swedish crystal artwork and glass ware companies Orrefors and KostaBoda will now be intriduced in Thailand together with the Swedish cutlery makers MemaGAB and Gense. Masterpieces of the four brands will be on display and available for purchase to the general public at the lobby of the Rembrandt Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 18.
The silver cutlery is of special interest. It is designed by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, and on display will be the Nobel Price Dinner cutlery and the cutlery designed for the 2010 wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
The display will be open to the public in the Lobby of Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 18, from 21st to 25th Sept.
(Daily from 11.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 19.00).
The brands are being introduced by Scandinavian Collection Co. Ltd., a Thai/Swedish regional marketing company based in Bangkok. After the introduction in Thailand, the collection will later be introduced also on other South East Asian marketplaces appointing suitable local distributors for the differnt product groups and market segments.
Behind the company are two well-known Swedes in Thailand, Ms. Agneta de Bekassy and Mr. Bengt Juhlin.
The highlight of the exhibition is a piece of cutlery known as CBP 2091, which is a modern round shape sliver of cutlery for the set table, designed by HRH Carl Philip Bernadotte of Sweden who getting his inspiration from international cities and architecture.
Prince Carl Philip was educated as a designer at Rhode Island School of Design in USA and Forsbergs School in Stockholm. The sliver cutlery is the first product to be launched under the brand name CPB. The numbers 2091 represents the year and the model.
“Sliver as a material is extremely exciting to work with because of its tone and lustre, as well as the fact that it grows beautiful with age. The water glass gives new energy to the set table, I am proud over the result,” said Prince Carl Philip to MemaGab, one of the Nordic regions largest and leading producers of silver cutlery.
The grand opening of the exhibition is by invitation only. It will take place on Tuesday 20 September and be presided over by His Excellency Ambassador of Sweden Klas Molin, MR Abah and owner of Baan Laksasubha Resort ML Laksasubha Kridakon. Also by invitation only will be a special dinner on Friday 21 September hosted at Rembrandt’s da Vinci Italian Restaurant featuring the gourmet creations specially prepared by Executive chef Andrew Mann served with an excellent selection of international wines.

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