Kosta Boda Art Glass Bertil Vallien Passport Black Boat, Limited Edition of 100
Kosta Boda Art Glass Bertil Vallien Passport Black Boat, Limited Edition of 100
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Item# 7520097
Size: 2 3/4" x 14 1/2"

I make boats that sink. That sink through memories and dreams. I make boats that do not need latitudes, they navigate as vitrified vessels against the horizons of the imagination. One container for Moses and one for the Viking chief. The traveler must rely on the thin skin that is the only thing that separates her from the unknown.The boat has always fascinated me, for its beautiful form and for what it means: income, adventure, travel, birth and death. A symbol that belongs to our collective consciousness. We all have a respectful relationship with the boat. The fisherman in the archipelago does not cut up his tired boat for fire wood, When she is no longer able, she can rest in peace and slowly nurture new boats. I understand that the most cruel sailor with respect and reverence calls his life insurance and craft for Her. A life-giving mother to trust when society is separated from the solid ground.- Bertil Vallien

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With characteristic craftsmanship and good design, and an ongoing commitment to avant-garde expression, Kosta Boda has become one of the leading glasshouses in the world. The company's three glassworks in the villages of Kosta, Boda and Åfors each have exciting individual stories of their own, yet stand together under the common brand name Kosta Boda.

Eight designers are currently on retainer at Kosta Boda. They work with both utilitarian and art glass. The designers are Olle Brozén, Anna Ehrner, Kjell Engman, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Bertil Vallien, Ludvig Lofgren, Asa Jungnelius and Göran Wärff. Glass results from a great many meetings between people, artists, crafts people and lovers of glass.

The artists of Kosta Boda have a decisive role to play in all the creative stages of the process. The cooperation between the designers and the skilled craftspeople is very close; indeed, it is essential if the designers are to transfer their intentions to the glass.

Cashs of Ireland is the largest independent retailer of Kosta Boda in the U.S.