Vicke at Kosta

Vicke Lindstrand joined Kosta Glasbruk in 1950 after a bidding war between Kosta and Vicke’s previous employer Orrefors. He had been away from glass for ten years and eager to reacquaint himself with his favourite material – the glass. At Kosta he was very productive and produced a wealth of new designs in many techniques and more importantly in bright colours! Swedish design was known in the 1950s for its sober elegance. Vicke challenged that reputation as well as reinventing engraved glass. This photo shows the cover of a 1954 Kosta catalogue featuring a photo of one of Vicke’s new engraved designs and an illustration also by him on the front cover. His training as an illustrator is clearly evident in the confident economy of line both in the engraving and the illustration.

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