Kosta Boda Polar Clear Votives

Kosta Boda Polar Clear Votive available at American Swedish Institute.
Kosta Boda Polar Clear Votive available at American Swedish Institute.
Kosta Boda Polar Clear Votive available at American Swedish Institute.

Kosta Boda Polar Clear Votives

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The Polar votive candle holder in a smaller format is inspired by the original Polar, from 1974, brought back from the archives of Kosta Boda. The collection from Kosta Boda was born from a love of light, nature, and ice. With Polar, you can combine several sculptures in different sizes to create your very own world of Polar.  So cool!

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Crystal glass

Small: 3.66 x 3.86 inches
Medium: 4.65 x 4.13 inches

The glassworks in Kosta was founded in 1742. The name was created from the surnames of the founders, Generals Koskull and Staël von Holstein. Kosta’s location, in the heart of the dense forests in the Swedish province of Småland, was chosen so that the glassworks could provide both Stockholm and Karlskrona with glass. Important roads crossed here, and there was also an unlimited supply of wood to heat the furnaces.

Today’s Kosta Boda was formed through a merger of the glassworks in the communities of Kosta, Boda and Åfors. The group was initially called AB Åforsgruppen and included Johansfors Glassworks at that time. The company name was changed to Kosta Boda AB in 1976, and the company has been part of Orrefors Kosta Boda AB since 1989.

Manufacturing now takes place at the principal glassworks in Kosta and at Åfors Glassworks.

"The melt, glowing in the furnace, is what draws me to new discoveries. With every gather, I feel an almost irresistible urge to give new expression to the magic of glass, to create a work that will be the bearer of light, the sea and the air. Each piece that I design I try to make a receptacle for light, for warmth and sensuality."

Few, if any, have such a deep feeling for the glass melt as Göran Wärff, who has always shown special interest in preserving the traditional skills of the master craftsmen in glassblowing and glass cutting. The play of light within the clear volume of the glass and the endless optical phenomena that occur as the glass diffracts the light are a recurring theme in Göran Wärff’s art and design work. Nature and the play of light in nature are his other main sources of inspiration, beyond the glass itself.

"Swedish glass will always be elegant, exciting, and of superb quality in both craft and design."