Kosta Boda History
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. Ten designers are currently on retainer at Kosta Boda. They work with both utilitarian and art glass. The designers are Monica Backström, Olle Brozén, Anna Ehrner, Kjell Engman, Anne Nilsson, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Gunnel Sahlin, Bertil Vallien, Ann Wåhlström and Göran Wärff.
Glass results from a great many meetings between people - artists, craftspeople 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.