Friday, February 05, 2016

Swedish elegance for keeps

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Kosta Boda recently launched a splendidly vibrant glass line, the Bruk Collection. Derived from the Swedish word meaning "to use," the Bruk also connotes the iconic glass maker's deep connection to its roots — the village of Kosta in Smaland, Sweden, a beautiful and historical place of thick forests, black lakes and alluring natural environment. The making of these kaleidoscopic Bruk pieces thus draw inspiration from the profound harmony between Mother Earth and man, resulting in glassworks teeming with both elegance, utility, and endurance. The new Bruk collection is another living testimony of Kosta Boda's almost three centuries of enduring passion and tradition to create high quality and durable glass products that can withstand the test of time. Designed specifically for use daily in ordinary times and special occasions, Bruk glass pieces are also stackable, dishwasher safe, and for cold and hot content.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Engman's Angels

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Thinking of interior accents for your lavish house? The most stylish decors can come in small packages. For instance, the Kosta Boda angel figurines. The luxurious glass signature has commissioned renowned glass sculptor, Kjell Engman, to create a stunning masterpiece, Engman's Angels Collection. The angels come alive with attention to details and motion. They are not just sitting atop your table, they have wings spread out and suspended by two strings. This flight simulation creates an enthralling appearance that adds a mystic elegance to a corner in your living room. Likewise, the gracefully fused pair of limbs denotes the figurine's otherwordly inspiration. Engman's Angels are literally heaven-sent to your home interior that's sure to impress your guests. Kosta Boda also carries the works of world-class sculptors, such as, Bertil Vallien and Asa Jungnelius.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Unique gift

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Need to spice up your gift idea to someone you want to impress? Giving gifts takes a higher artistic level with Kosta Boda's line of art glass vases by designer Bertil Vallien. A first look at these beautiful pieces tells you that they're made by passionate hands and not machines. The Vase Blue Mix, for instance, features a happy combination of etches and scratches that seems to explode on a fun party flair. On the other hand, the Vase Orange Heart has rustic simplicity with a solitaire heart dominating its surface. The body is dressed in gradient orange hues that evoke the melancholic feel of sunsets. Contrary to this, the Vase Brown Stripes is suggestive of the relaxing smooth waves of a calm, deep blue ocean. You can also choose the Vase Blue Man, which is highlighted by an enigmatic sculpted human symbol.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Things Never Before Seen

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Providing first class glassware and divine glass art through its journey since its inception in 1742, Kosta Boda has sure contributed more than it took from the luxury industry. It has contributed many designs that moved the bar higher and higher – making art, design and living a lot better than without having Kosta Boda around. In its art glass category, Kosta Boda has continuously worked with Swedish contemporary artists to provide followers with wonderful one of a kind and forward-oriented pieces. This approach makes Kosta Boda a contributor in the evolution of glass design by smashing conventions, holding up traditions, and creating things never before seen. For this is the end of such endeavor, to give more than what you take. This is what makes one truly great. 
For truly great art glass pieces, visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Kosta Boda: True Art

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It is no surprise that Kosta Boda has remained to be one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass. Since its beginning in 1742, it has embarked on a quest to break the limits of what is the given definition of perfection in glassware and art glass in a given time. The company understands that in order to be the best at what they do, the company should work with the best resources available -human and materials. Kosta Boda designs are as varied as one can expect from a company of experts. Kosta Boda offers beautiful functional pieces and also those that are just too beautiful for a particular use – art glass. Today, the company continues its tradition of working with various designers and artists to provide discerning customers with works that have the classic charm and the contemporary edge. 
For Kosta Boda up close, visit Schiffman’s in Downtown, Greensboro. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Glass Impressions

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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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Angel of Kosta Boda

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They are the epitomes of art glass, the apex of glass sculpture. Kosta Boda presents the works of the world’s top glass artists including renowned names like Kjell Engman, Bertil Vallien and Asa Jungnelius. Engman’s Angels collection is particularly mystic, enthralling and superbly crafted. With only 100 pieces created, the Angles piece is truly unique and lends your interior an air of high art.  The figurine is suspended by two strings to mimic an angel in flight. Its wings are spread out giving it a majestic and mystical presence that seems to bear a heavenly message. But its most impressive part is the gracefully slender legs, or what appears to be a fused pair of legs that suggest it is an out-of-this-earth creature of wonder.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Boldness of Kosta Boda

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In the midst of the forest in the Swedish province of Småland lies Kosta Boda — a world-renowned leading making of glassware and art glass. Passion is what Kosta Boda stands for. Its glassware is full of the boldness of life — both innovative and even provocative. Its design pushes the limits of glass and design. Its boldness has captured the discerning crowd. This creativity is all because of Kosta Boda’s artists. Kosta Boda only works with distinguished designers who are recognized all over the world. These designers work with talented craftsmen who transform the designer’s ideas into tangible works of art. 
Allow yourself to enjoy Kosta Boda pieces and visit us at Schiffman’s in Friendly Center. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Kosta Boda

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Feelings in a Vase

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The exclamation “Ay Caramba!” started as a signature phrase of the Madrid flamenco dancer and singer La Caramba during the 1780s. But in recent popular culture, Caramba had become an interjection denoting surprise or pain, usually seen in a positive way. Today, more than any time in history I believe, the process of making known one's thoughts or feelings mixed with art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture has never been more intertwined. Take for example, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, one of Sweden’s best-known and most popular artists. Her most important form of expression is through her glass designs, which played a large part in Kosta Boda’s success in the 1980s and 1990s. She paints her striking and humorous designs on the glass with unrestrained energy. Her work has been exhibited on a great number of occasions throughout the years. As one can expect she is also represented at many museums across the globe. 
Definitely, you can find her creations at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Melting ice for candle holder?

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Think of luxury candlesticks and images of silvery and golden tabletop towers come to mind. But not with Kosta Boda. The world renowned maker of luxury glassware and art glass offers an elegant range of candlesticks and votives that literally light up your interior décor. The Kosta Boda Cool designed by Kjell Engman features cold icicles as candle holders, an ironic if fun twist to candlesticks. The translucent finish is unblemished and reflects a remarkable semblance of real ice on the verge of melting. Similarly, the Kost Boda Hills by Jacob Solgren imitate hills and lovely clouds in bubblegum colors. The rounded shapes radiate a joyful ride to a fairytale place. The pieces are as effective as functional candle holders as they can stand as masterpieces of mini sculpture.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Friday, December 20, 2013

More than Just a Glass

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There is an air of elegance and sensuality in every glasswork, especially if made by people who spent their whole lives creating and improving glassworks not as source of living but as expression of passion and of love of art. Creating a fine glasswork is not easy; it needs a lot of patience, hard work and perseverance. In choosing our glass pieces at home, price is not the gauge. More than anything, we have to go for the quality and beauty—which is exactly Kosta Boda. Since 1742, Kosta Boda has been Sweden’s best maker of glassworks, world-known for its artistic and exquisite art glass. Established and strengthened by its world-class glass pieces, more than just a glass, Kosta Boda has been a part and will always be a part of a heritage that will never die throughout the ages.
Be part of the heritage, buy your own Kosta Boda piece today at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alternative Art in a Glass

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Kosta Boda vibrant innovative provocativeOne of the foremost designers of glass art is Kosta Boda, specializing in the passion of exploring other possibilities of glass and continuously stretching the limits of feasibility. Refined glassware with their artistic designs usually vibrantly bold, innovative and provocative which stands as the true passion of a Kosta Boda creation. Glass art attributed by combination of famous glass artist mean to infuse conventional design and alternative art created to impress contemporary art designs. That's why in every Kosta Boda Glass creation there is always a story to tell, a story that reflects the embodiment of the artist's desire and passion on glass art! You can always expect an innovation of glass art in every Kosta Boda creation, tirelessly impervious to monogamous insinuation, which can withstand critics of art in distinction. Continuously different, consistently innovative!
Kosta Boda Creations are available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Featured artist: Kjell Engman

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Kosta Boda artists are encouraged to create their own line of masterpieces outside the regular product line. Kjell Engman, one of Kosta Boda’s top artists, has a wide array of these art glass pieces that showcase the height of his glassmaking mastery. His Amazonas is a contrasting mood, illustrating the extent of his ability to use glass to his purpose. Where an Amazona is coarse, golden, confident and project a solid rock of work, yet another piece evokes a translucent, almost delicate and vulnerable art glass piece. Both Amazonas flow with Engman’s masterful strokes as he glides his hands to curve the slender figures to form. The artist adds depths to the bodies by manipulating the inner glow with color. The result is a mesmerizing surface that seems to subtly change inch by inch.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Liquid genius

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Fluidity. That’s the one recurring feature of a Kosta Boda art glass, whether for décor or utility. There’s a liquid feel along the lines of the Aria collection of bowls and vases. In Bali line of vessels, the same fluidity runs along the art glass’ lines. Even in the Body Bubbles collection of liquor containers, which exhibit corners in its bottles, the seamless motion is not lost. The Catwalk décor line by Kjell Engman also uses the slender glass technique, which the Charms pieces by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien execute in full confidence. The glass almost assumes a water form. Add to this Kosta Boda fluidity, the deep colors are fused into the glass, creating different tones and hues that take their own inner glow. The result is nothing short of stunning art glass. 
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Blame it on beer

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Ever have a friend you like and hope to level up the relationship to more intimacy? The Kosta Boda Friendship stemware collection may be key. Yes, it celebrates friendship in stunning design and art glass craftsmanship, but the whole ambiance is to express your deeper feelings of, well, friendship, and hopefully she gets the hint. Hearts are etched; and “you” and “me” are liberally applied across the stemware line of beer glasses. It’s beer not wine or champagne, so you keep the friendship agenda without closing the window of romance especially when the alcohol kicks in. You have a wide array of suggestive etches. The owl with a rose keeps the relationship at arm’s length. The hugging fishes keep it a little bit closer. A man and a woman intimately face to face drives home your point. In case she wants to keep the friendship and berates you for even considering something more intimate, blame it on the beer to save face.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Behind the scene

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Behind a Kosta Boda is the artist, his nimble hands and creative flair breathe life to a glass. Mats Jonasson is one of them. The Swede is at home with his country’s centuries-old glassblowing craftsmanship as he explores new avenues to perfect his art glass. The result is a stunning line of glass works, from top-quality household glassware to an art nouveau glass pieces. The Matt Jonasson art rests on the artist’s ability to create life out of colors, textures and lines. Among others, his exquisite bowls, hand-crafted and individually painted, feature the eyes of a monkey that set to hypnotize an onlooker. A black bird is animated. A girl’s hair flows with the wind. Moose is captured in classic pencil lines. And a snow queen, we suppose, glows in glass captivity, as if the artist has cast a spell to quell her evil charm.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Fashion in glass

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Art glass is made perfect in the Kosta Boda Catwalk collection. Designed by Kjell Engman, Catwalk offers a "see-through" look at the world of fashion. The finishing exhibits rough patterns that are evenly distributed; the result is an alluring stone effect that glows from within. The palette seems to violate basic color tennets. The artist deftly combines neutral colors to an impressive mix, such as brown on black or black and white. Primary colors are also mixed to create a spontaneous feel, the blue and red achieving a depth in hue transitions. As with any Kosta Boda piece, the glass is elegant, masterfully shaped and the details are subtle, a hallmark of true art. The whole line is worth collecting, a rare display of art glass in posterity.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Not your kind of candlesticks

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Think candlesticks and bronze, silver, pewter and brass come to mind. But think Kosta Boda candlesticks and you are in for a real treat. Elegantly crafted in the Kosta Boda art glass tradition, these candlesticks literally add glow to a romantic dinner or a quiet corner. Watch the light explores the depths of the Kosta Boda translucence and explodes in subtle bursts and multi-facets of colors. The Cool collection designed by Kjell Engman is an irony in substance; the candle creates fire as its stick mirrors a gleaming liquid. On the other hand, the Hills collection by Jacob Solgren uses pastel and stresses the palette with relaxing gradients. The result is almost spellbinding, tricking your senses into a trip down the fantasy lane.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rare art

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Bowls and vases become gallery artworks with Kosta Boda. The slender, unpredictable curves of the Aria collection are classic Kosta Boda. Designed by Goran Warff, the bowls seem to be shaped by the wind. The colors are deeply imbued in the glass, creating a rare inner glow that is a Kosta Boda signature. The same artistry is rendered in the Bali vases. The shapes are abstracted, the gradient hues interplaying with the light that you cannot distinguish where the color ends and the light starts. The Cabana glassware is urban art at its height. Modern and sophisticated, it mesmerizes even the most indifferent set of eyes. The Charms, likewise, is a continuous liquid flow frozen into a glass, or so it appears. It’s a beauty not seen every day. It is rare and it is Kosta Boda.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Light in glass

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Add flair to your home lighting. The Kosta Boda glassworks also extends to a slew of amazing lighting fixtures. Or are they art sculptures? They can be both considering the signature has created numerous limited edition of sculpted glass art. The Power designed by Anna Ehrner creates an inner luminous when lit with a spiral creating a diffused hallucination. The Night Life by Asa Jungnelius gives off a classy feel; the art itself mirrors a prized jewel contained in a highly secured glass box. Meantime, the Caramba Light by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien is avant-garde, an abstract of bold black strokes swimming in porcelain white. The whole lighting line is yet another commitment of Kosta Boda to the highest glassmaking craftsmanship.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Neither here nor away

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Kosta Boda is world-renowned for elegant glassware that tends to be a conversational centerpiece in a cocktail night, even overshadowing the wine or politics occasionally. The luster and deep light that comes from within a Kosta Boda glass took centuries to perfect; the company has been making glass since 1742. But Kosta Boda is not just for glassware; it also features a wide array of sculptures and glass art that add luster to your house, office, or gallery. Take Berti Vallien’s “Brains” collection. It elevates glassmaking to high art with its smooth, expressive facial rendition. The sculptured faces appear in a dreamlike, surreal state, neither here nor away. The light tones are etched into the work, inviting one to dive deep into the inner realms of the glass. Such art!
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

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