Is Kosta Boda the same as Orrefors?
The company name was changed to Kosta Boda AB in 1976, and the company has been part of Orrefors Kosta Boda AB since 1989. Manufacturing now takes place at the principal glassworks in Kosta and at Åfors Glassworks.
Are all Kosta Boda pieces signed?
Art glass pieces by Kosta are usually signed. However, most production glass is not signed, even if the design comes from a renown designer or artist. There was no uniform way of signing different pieces or series.
Is Kosta Boda lead free?
Handmade, multifunctional, lead free and dishwasher safe crystal.
When did Kosta merge with Boda?
Kosta Boda today In 1989, Kosta Boda and Orrefors merged to form Orrefors Kosta Boda AB. They now include a whole range of glassworks.
What type of glass is Kosta Boda?
A Swedish blue & amber glass “wind pipe” stem vase. Made by Boda, designed by Bertil Vallien, pattern number 48175, from the “Artist Collection” range, signed.
Where is Kosta Boda factory?
Swedish province of Småland
Kosta Boda is one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass. Technology and an understanding of glass have been refined here in the heart of the forests in the Swedish province of Småland ever since 1742.
Is Kosta Boda a Swedish company?
Kosta Glasbruk (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkǔːsta ˈɡlɑ̂ːsbrʉːk]), later known as Kosta Boda (IPA: [ˈkǔːsta ˈbûːda]), is a Swedish glassmaking company (glasbruk in Swedish) founded by two foreign officers in Charles XII’s army, Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Staël von Holstein, in 1742.
How do you tell a Kosta Boda Snowball?
In 1973, acclaimed Swedish painter and designer Ann Wärff created the snowball, inspired (it is said) by glowing snowballs of the snölykta. And indeed, the Kosta Boda Snowball is complete with a knobby, undulant surface that resembles that of a snowball packed tight by a pair of gloved hands.
Who is Kosta?
Kosta Boda is one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass. Technology and an understanding of glass have been refined here in the heart of the forests in the Swedish province of Småland ever since 1742. Our glassware is vibrant, bold, innovative and provocative.