Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda - Orbit Halfboat White - Limited Sculpture Signed 200 pieces. Has in my opinion perfected the art of bouncing light and colour into and off his sculptures in incredible ways, this makes them wonderful pieces but impossible to do justice to in a photograph!However I have taken time to use different coloured backgrounds and lighting including natural light coming into the room in an attempt to give an idea of how the sculpture seems to change to the eye. I will be listing more Kosta Boda Sculptures over the next few weeks, mostly Bertil Vallien. Since the 1960's Bertil Vallien been one of the most influential Swedish designers. He has affected both the artistic expression and introduced new ideas for production and individualization of crystal. In the 1980's he introduced the concept of'Artist Collection'.
Each item was produced as a series, but the artists then individualized each item. The production cost was reduced and a wider audience could be reached. At the same time, each piece of art glass was unique which was in line with the individualistic spirit of the 1980's. Bertil received his education at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and then continued his education in Mexico and the USA. A curious fact about Bertil is that his last name was originally Wallin.
There was however a Swedish silversmith who went by the same name in the USA, so Bertil decided to change the spelling of his last name. After his sojourn west of the Atlantic, he came to Kosta Boda where he is continuously creating glassware that is always a great success.
Bertil Valliens sand-casted glass boat stirs up elements of the subconscious. If you pause to analyze them, they will become slippery and slip away.These silent, slender boats have glided over the worlds seas with their messages and raised eyebrows for nearly 30 years. Loaded with frozen symbols and secrets, they speak to us of the existential.
Every day begins with a dip in the river. In the winter he cuts a hole in the ice and the bitter cold gets the endorphins rushing through the body. It is like starting over every morning! The existential questions were awakened early. He is the second oldest of seven children and in their home in Sollentuna, abided by the Lords will and discipline.
His father was a very strict Nonconformist. One must live according to the Bible.
The item "Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Orbit Halfboat White Limited Sculpture Signed 200 pcs" is in sale since Sunday, August 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Kosta Boda". The seller is "jonathanjo12" and is located in Oswestry. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.