Kosta Art Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand
Kosta Art Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand - Drop-shaped vase designed in the 1950s by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta. Made of clear crystal decorated with purple spiral and two vertical lines.
Condition: One very minor surface graze less than 2mm which is barely noticeable and could be polished out if required. Otherwise perfect - Price reflects condition.
Victor Emanuel Lindstrand, known as Vicke Lindstrand (1904 - 1983) was a Swedish glass designer, textile and ceramic designer, and painter. He began his career at the glass manufacturer Orrefors in 1928 where he pioneered more daring art glass designs. He made his debut as a designer at the Stockholm World Fair in 1930 where he presented twelve glass vases with enamel decor in exotic patterns. For this he received great attention from international design publications. Lindstrand added new artistic dimensions to the already famous Orrefors glass with his unique designs and revitalization of classic forms and techniques. Orrefors could not afford to keep Lindstrand during the war and between 1943 and 1950 he became creative leader at Uppsala Ekeby, where he designed many different stoneware objects ranging from pots to figural sculptures.
In 1950 he joined Kosta Glasbruk as an artistic director. He spent the last 10 years of his life as a freelance artist working.