DESIGN FIND - Bertil Vallien designed the "Satellite" series for Kosta Boda glassworks in 1992. It consists of objects, including this vase, with strong colors with a patchy decor. Vallien's work has gained international critical attention in recent years, leading to lecturing positions in the United States and Japan, and exhibitions at such institutions as Litvak Gallery in Tel Aviv and PAN in Amsterdam.
Bertil Vallien is by far the most internationally celebrated glass artist and designer in Sweden. He has received numerous awards and his work is well represented in leading museums around the world. He works in a mythical, dream-like world of symbolic imagery. He undertakes what he himself describes as a never-ending research quest, in close cooperation with his co-workers at Åfors glassworks, several of whom have worked with Vallien for decades. Bertil Vallien is known most of all as the master of sand moulding. His solid, deep-blue, four-meter-long ship has become part of modern glass history. His creations include Château, one of the best-selling ranges of handmade glasses over the years. REF: Kosta Boda