Mattias Stenberg, new Kosta Boda designer presented at Ambiente Messe Frankfurt in February 2016.
Kosta Boda is proud to present Mattias Stenberg as a new glass designer with the highest level of technical expertise. He started off together with our craftsmen, creating the most advanced glass piece ever made. Five glass workers are simultaneously needed to create this piece of art.
See attached photos of the most technically advanced glass piece ever made, Septum. Witness the making of Septum on Youtube, https://youtu.be/NZjDftNZ1do
The outer forms of the vases can be simple and smooth, but inside there is an irregularity and playfulness that makes every single vase a unique individual. It was this notion of a vibrancy and a “structure” within the outer walls of the glass that triggered the idea of the Septum vases.
“Septum” actually means “dividing wall”, e.g. the dividing wall between the right and left atrium and ventricle in our heart. Could we somehow create a dividing wall in glass, inside the vases?
The Septum range consists of three different vases in different sizes. The vases work equally well on their own or in groups. The shades are natural and to some extent inspired by nordic glass art of the 60s and 70s. Septum is a Limited Edition, handmade at Kosta Glassworks in Sweden.
”As a designer, maybe I work with slightly more reduced forms and expression that we’re used to seeing at Kosta Boda. For me, it’s important instead to go back to my own initial impressions of Kosta Boda as an innovative, experimental company where they accept and even encourage experimentation and product development out “on the floor” in the studio.” - Mattias Stenberg
Mattias Stenberg is originally trained as an engineer, architect and researcher in Sweden and in the US and holds a Licentiate degree in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Mattias holds several design, interior design and architecture awards.
AMBIENTE MESSE FRANKFURT
Kosta Boda will present a new everyday lifestyle series, new art glass and new limited editions such as Mattias Stenberg's Septum and Bertil Vallien's Silverpipes at the world's largest design exhibition in Frankfurt. Kosta Boda's sister company Orrefors will be in the same stand unveiling a luxurious vase and a stylish bowl in the Carat crystal glass series. Nordic Romance.
Welcome to Ambiente Messe Frankfurt the 12th-16th of February at Hall 4 Stand A08.
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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.