Frida Fjellman, from ArtBasel Miami to Ambiente Frankfurt.
What’s Up? “At Kosta I do things I can’t do when I work alone.”!
What’s Up? is a continuation of Frida Fjellman’s glass sculptures inspired by Erik Höglund’s work. The light-hearted approach is the same, but the additions to the sculpture family are smaller in size this time around.
Based on the perspective that top-quality craftsmanship should be visible, Frida chose to highlight the qualities she loves most – the shiny, flowing glass, the fascinating and playful themes. The almost random painting style of the figures is enhanced against the contrasting transparent glass, as well as the fact that the creations are free-blown with applied decorations added early in the process by a team of five experienced glassblowers. This means that each figure in the limited edition is unique.
“At Kosta I do things that I can’t do when I work alone, and this is a clear example of work that demands craftsmanship, collaboration and a historical context, as well as a workplace that is physically capable of what I need, with all the necessary equipment,” says Frida Fjellman.
The bubbling joy of creation is obvious in the products. The finished figures are intended to create added value in the form of positive energy, someone to develop a relationship to in the home, the workplace, at the library or in the waiting room.
“I think it’s important that every figure represents a unique expression. It’s a part of the aesthetics, but it also creates a value all its own. You might not choose the vase that is the most attractive, but the one whose expression appeals to you the most.
Frida Fjellman comes from Mariestad in Sweden, works in Stockholm and has been designing products for Kosta Boda since 2016. A highly sought-after artist, Frida is represented at many museums and cultural institutions with exhibitions that have won a number of awards and stipends over the years and have been hits not only at many Swedish art institutes, but also international ones – most recently ArtBasel in both Miami and Basel. The glass sculptures in the What’s Up? series come in five figures, each a limited edition of 100 pieces. Price per piece: €895.
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9-13th of February 2018
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Orrefors Kosta Boda AB is a design company in the Swedish province of Småland that designs and makes high-quality utility glassware and art glass. We develop, produce and sell a wide range of utility and art glass for private and public use under the brands Orrefors and Kosta Boda. We are the largest glassworks group in the Nordic countries with a history dating all the way back to 1742.
The glasswork in Kosta constitute the heart of our business. A genuine glasswork environment close to the craftsmanship and the designers. In Kosta we also run extensive tourism and events operations that attract more than one million visitors each year.
Since 2005, Orrefors Kosta Boda AB has been part of New Wave Group, which works with several brands in the consumer and corporate market in the areas of sport, leisure, furnishings and gifts. New Wave Group is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange.