Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Glass Contour Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, 1950s



This glass vase from the Contour series was designed by Vicke Lindstrand for the Swedish glass company Kosta Glasbruk in the 1950s. It is made of high quality clear crystal glass with a dark brown line inside the vase. The catalogue number is LH 1237.

Victor Emanuel Lindstrand, known as Vicke Lindstrand, was born on 27 November 1904 in Gothenburg and died on 7 May 1983 in Kosta. He was a Swedish designer and painter specializing in glass, textiles and ceramics. He is considered a pioneer of Swedish glass art. His works were included in the art competitions of the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1936. In 1950 he joined Kosta Glasbruk as art director. He was the dominant designer there, giving his name to many of today’s classic designs. He introduced a whole range of colours into his designs, resulting in iconic models. Together with the sculptor Edvin Öhrström, he developed the new Ariel technique.

Kosta Glasbruk, later known as Kosta Boda, was a Swedish glass company founded by two officers in the army of Charles XII, Anders Koskull and Stage Bogislaus von Holstein in 1742. The name is a combination of the founders’ names: Ko + Sta. Its base is in Kosta, Sweden, a town named after the company. The surrounding area became known as the Crystal Kingdom and is now a tourist destination that attracts a million tourists each year.

This vase is in original vintage condition.

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