They are the pinnacle of Kosta Boda
collections. The Kosta Boda
Art Glass gathers together the creative works of the resident artists, who are given a free hand to design and mold their inspirations into fine art glass pieces. The result is nothing short of an array of obras
—each artist tries to create the best work—that merit a space in Europe’s top art museums. Bertil Vallien’s
Boat has a mystic appeal, toying with patterns, cryptic illustrations, and deep gradient hues. Similarly, his Brains piece embodies a sober, if not melancholic air, reflecting the artist’s skill of imbuing glass with emotions. On the other hand, Kjell Engman’s
Check Man (it comes in blue, green, or red) betrays a Nordic proclivity to perfection; angel wings, horned helmets, and a slender, tall posture point to a Viking influence.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.