Orrefors Kosta Boda AB

We have something to tell you

Press Release   •   Aug 16, 2012 10:39 GMT

This is what we think: There is a story, a thought behind every piece that is created. Not the least our glass products. And we believe in curiosity and the power of sharing these stories with you. That is why we will create a short movie for every product we have. Sometimes you will get it right away, sometimes the story will leave you bewildered and longing for knowing more. But this is just how art and design works, right? We have started by telling about thirty or so of our stories. Please take a look at http://www.kostaboda.com

This is just one of the things we wanted to tell you about. Here are exciting Kosta Boda product news coming out this fall:


Wide Life Babies

Design by Ludvig Löfgren

It gives us great pleasure to announce the arrival of the latest addition to the Wide Life family, the Babies. A little owl (whom we have named Spooky), an elephant (Toto), a cat (Yumyum), a monkey (Coco), a rabbit (Bitsy) and a bird (Itsy). Ludvig Löfgren, the master of young and modern glass, is hereby responsible for the cutest addition to Kosta Boda’s collection since 1742.



Design by Anna Ehrner

This bowl is somewhat reminiscent of a Jackson Pollock painting, one splash with the paint brush and full of color. The bowls come in white, black, pink, green, turquoise and yellow. The color makes a vibrant impression while still keeping the clearly defined glass surface beautifully visible.


Make up

Design by Åsa Jungnelius

Åsa Jungnelius adds to her collection of female attributes and leaves each one of us pondering on if a lipstick is just a lipstick or much more. The color of the fall is raspberry red and bimbo purple.



Design by Bertil Vallien

The hand painted glass heads are famous by now. It is even said the Pope may have one. The series is now complemented by Janus, in black and blue, and Tristan and Isolde in orange. These brains are blessed or cursed, however you choose  to see it, with two heads - one gazing into the future and one into the past.


My Wide Life

Design by Ludvig Löfgren

The Wide Life series is also growing in numbers by two large Bamboo vases, two puzzled owls, a timid mouse, a white gorilla (available from Nov) and two quirky rabbits. This series questions the quintessence of boundaries and just how different perceptions can be.



Design by Ludvig Löfgren

This fall just became more exotic with the addition of eight new pieces in the Cabana series. Glass bars in different colors are melted in intriguing patterns and blown into four new bowls and four vases.



Design by Anna Ehrner

Among other things, Anna is the designer of the popular stemware series Line. Contrast, a variation of bowls, plates and vases, is another of the most beloved series. The colored vails and bars inside the glass have become almost a signature for Anna. The series is now complemented by a large vase which comes in six colors, white, black, blue, light green, orange and lime.



Design by Anna Ehrner

The votive Brick has the graphic weight of a brick. But at a closer look, the floating veils embodied in the glass make it look light as a feather. Votives in lime and orange are additions to this fall’s most contradictory series.



Design by Ludvig Löfgren

The popular Tattoo series is complemented by stemware. The generous glasses are hand painted in Småland with roses similar to those you can find on the vases and bowls. For anyone who likes tattoos. Or flowers.



For further information, please contact Jenny Sundqvist, Head of Product Development and Marketing, Orrefors Kosta Boda AB, Tel: +46 (0) 478 34619, Mail: Jenny.Sundqvist@orrefors.se

Orrefors Kosta Boda AB is a design company in the Swedish province of Småland that designs and makes high-quality utility glassware and art glass. We develop, produce and sell a wide range of utility and art glass for private and public use under the brands Orrefors and Kosta Boda. We are the largest glassworks group in the Nordic countries with a history dating all the way back to 1742.

The glassworks in Kosta, Orrefors and Åfors constitute the heart of our business. Genuine glassworks environments close to the craftsmanship and the designers. At our glassworks we also run extensive tourism and events operations that attract more than one million visitors each year.

Since 2005, Orrefors Kosta Boda AB has been part of New Wave Group, which works with several brands in the consumer and corporate market in the areas of sport, leisure, furnishings and gifts. New Wave Group is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange.