Elme Glasbruk was founded in Sweden in 1917, but went bankrupt in 1921. However it reopened in 1923, and was taken over by Sten Kjellgren in 1925. The painter Edvin Ollers, who previously worked for Kosta, came to work for Elme Glasbruk from 1926 to 1930. The company changed hands several more times, and was run by the Borgarp family from 1962 until its closure in 1970. Designers at that time included Carl Olov Borgarp and his wife, as well as Kjeld Jordan, John Hall, Charlotte Rudeand Hjordis Olsson.