Orrefors Glassworks, located in the Swedish province of Smaaland, was established in 1898. The company is still making glass for use on the table or as decorations. There is renewed interest in the glass made in the modern styles of the 1940s and 1950s. Orrefors Glassworks had its breakthrough at the 1925 Paris Exhibition, when one of its artists, Simon Gate, presented a glass goblet that won multiple awards and attracted attention. In 1990, the company merged with Kosta Boda. Most vases and decorative pieces are signed with the etched name Orrefors.