Matthew Robbins’s background in the fine arts serves him well as the head of his eponymous NYC-based events design and planning firm. Avoiding the cookie-cutter approach to design, he creates spectacular weddings, destination events, and intimate celebrations that emphasize the personal and the meaningful. As an art student in San Francisco, he worked with several of the Bay Area’s most talented floral and event designers. A contributing editor for Martha Stewart Weddings, he published his first book, Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings, last year.
Swedish sommerso smoked charcoal glass vase with a
clear glass outer layer, circa 1955. Produced by designer Nils Landberg (1907-1991) for Orrefors of Sweden. Markings include etched name and number on the bottom. Minor scratches.
Tall cut-crystal vase with floral motif, circa 1910.
Large cut daisies and deep-cut leaves and stems on the body. Notched thumbprint design on rim. 16-point star on underside. No maker's mark. Some light scratches.