Kosta Boda Furniture

Kosta Boda (Sweden)

Sweden’s oldest glass company, Kosta Boda, also enjoys a reputation as the country’s most artistic and experimental glassmaker. Since the late 19th century, Kosta Boda has hired painters, sculptors and other artists for short stints — generally two or three years — designing glassware, ensuring that the firm’s aesthetic is always lively and fresh.


     Two former army officers founded Kosta Boda in 1742 in Sweden’s densely forested Småland province. (Plentiful timber was needed as fuel for the melting furnaces.) The glassworks’ early products consisted of everyday glassware, such as drinking vessels and windowpanes. As the company recruited master craftsmen from Bohemia, it created fine crystal for an aristocratic clientele.


     Kosta Boda began making art glass — that is, unique and limited edition pieces — with the hiring of the painter Gunnar Wennerberg in 1898. Wennerberg worked in the Art Nouveau style and brought a lush, organic look to the company’s wares. He was followed to the firm by artists such as Edvin Ollers, who in the early- 20th century created rich geometric and abstract floral patterns that were engraved on clear crystal.


     Two post-war Kosta Boda designers stand foremost in the minds of collectors. One is Vicke Lindstrand, who excelled at a technique called cased glass, in which a vividly colored or patterned section of glass is surrounded by and seems to float within a clear crystal body. The other is Erik Höglund, who had an almost artisanal eye for glass shapes, and liked to produce glass that had a textured, warped look. As you will see from the many pieces available on these pages, Kosta Boda created works in an astonishing array of styles, with something to suit any taste.

Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Mid-Century Modern 'Bali' Glass Vase
Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda Mid-Century Modern ...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Art Glass
Mid-Century Modern 'Bali' sideways glass vase with a central heart motif, created by Kjell Engman for Swedish glass-maker Kosta Boda. The vase has shades of tangerine and red-orange ...
Pair of Conical Shaped Glass Lamps by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta
Pair of Conical Shaped Glass Lamps by Vicke Lin...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Cord, Glass, Silk
Fantastic pair of conical shaped glass lamps with internal bubble inclusions and satin nickel necks and sockets. Rewired with silver silk twist cord. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand for...
Signed Unique Piece Ann Warff Kosta Boda Unik Art Glass Vase, Sweden, 1975
Signed Unique Piece Ann Warff Kosta Boda Unik A...
Kosta Boda, Goran and Ann Warff
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass, Cut Glass
A beautiful art glass vase by Ann Warff for Kosta Boda, Sweden, 1975. Clear, milky white glass with pink, rose, deep-cut and polished, acid-etched with an abstract motive. Signed at ...
Kosta Boda Controlled Bubble Vase
Kosta Boda Controlled Bubble Vase
Kosta Boda
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Vases
Glass
Red controlled bubble vase signed Kosta.  
Goran Wärff Sunflower Candle Holders for Kosta Boda
Goran Wärff Sunflower Candle Holders for Kosta ...
Kosta Boda, Göran Wärff
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders
Glass
Goran Wärff "Sunflower" candle holders for Kosta Boda. A graduated set of three, circa 1970s #1 Measures: 7" tall #2 Measures: 4.75" tall #3 Measures: 3.75" tall.
1950s "Pippi" Cocktail Shaker and Six Glasses by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda
1950s "Pippi" Cocktail Shaker and Six Glasses b...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Barware
Blown Glass
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Pippi" shaker set with six glasses, circa 1950s. Each piece features a single suspended bubble in the base. Shaker has tight-fitting ground-glass lid...
Faceted Ice Crystal Sconces by Kosta Boda
Faceted Ice Crystal Sconces by Kosta Boda
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Crystal
Fantastic pair of deep cut ice crystal sconces by Kosta Boda. Rewired for use in the USA.
"Ventana" Vase by Mona Morales-Schildt for Kosta
"Ventana" Vase by Mona Morales-Schildt for Kosta
Mona Morales-Schildt, Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass
1960s "Ventana" series in Sommerso technique engraved with Kosta and design number.
Vintage Fossil Art Glass Vase by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda
Vintage Fossil Art Glass Vase by Kjell Engman f...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Blown Glass
Nice and rare oval vase with grey decor by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda, Sweden. Model 40013. Valuable vase to your home or collection. Measures: 28 cm height, 9.5 x 12 cm diameter at...
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Wine Glasses b...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s European Glass
Glass
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian wine glasses by Kosta Boda. Nine glasses.
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Jugs by Kosta Boda
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s European Glass
Glass
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian jugs by Kosta Boda. X 9.
Mid-Century Modern Handblown Glass Cup by Kosta...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s European Tableware
Glass
Mid-Century modern handblown glass cup by Kosta Boda.
Mid-Century Modern Handblown Glass Cup by Kosta...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s European Serving Bowls
Glass
Mid-Century Modern handblown glass cup by Kosta Boda.
Kosta Boda Limited Edition Gunnel Sahlin Pure K...
Kosta Boda, Gunnel Sahlin
Early 2000s Swedish Modern Abstract Sculptures
Crystal
Art glass statement plate. Only 100 produced. Simply a beautiful piece with four colored dots with a white oval detail. Like most Kosta Boda designers Gunnel Sahlin is not skille...
Pair of 1960s Glass Lamps with Internal Bubbles...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps
Brass
Gorgeous pair of very heavy conical glass lamps with streams of internal bubbles, circa 1960s. Etched signature “Kosta B L 63" to bottom of each lamp. New twisted silk-covered wiring...
Erik Hoglund Kosta Boda 1960s Gilded Swedish Mi...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal, Iron, Gold Leaf
A 1960s Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda six-light gilded chandelier with handblown glass elements. Rewired. 48" height shown. It has two extra 10" links to make longer. Excellent condition.
Signed Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase Vicke Lindstra...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Exceptional heavy thick art glass vase fabricated by Kosta Boda, Sweden, circa 1960. This vase was designed and signed by Vicke Lindstrand. The vase is clear cased glass with a poeti...
Pair of Kosta Boda Swedish Orange Art Glass Vas...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
An exceptional pair of Kosta Boda Swedish orange art glass vases; designed by Klas-Goran Tinback; the thickly-modeled and tall vases in a richly-colored orange glass with clear base ...
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Atlantis" Seri...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases
Blown Glass, Cut Glass
Mesmerizing blown and cut-glass vase from Vicke Lindstrand's 1959 "Atlantis" series for Kosta Boda. A school of fish-shaped cuts "swim" around the vase, and a purple "net" is suspend...
Crystal Table Lamp with Internal Illumination b...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps
Exceptional cut crystal table lamp with internal illumination by Kosta Boda, Sweden, 1960s (signed with label). This lamp comes with the original lampshade and diffuser.
Pair of Kosta lamps, Sweden, 1950
Kosta Boda, Kosta SE
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Blown Glass
A pair of Kosta lamps 1950, Sweden signed in great condition beautiful dark blue with a layer of clear glass very heavy as only the middle upper part is hollow has a brass fitting an...
Exquisite Table Lamp in Sapphire Blue Glass by ...
Kosta Boda, Edvin Ollers
Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Table Lamps
Glass
Ebullient and elegant, this stunning table designed by Edvin Ollers (1888-1960) in 1931-1932 in the Swedish Modern Classicism style of the 1920s with a handsomely modeled wide globe ...
Pair of Table Lamps, Sweden, 1970s
Kosta Boda
Late 20th Century Swedish Table Lamps
Metal
Pair of cylindrical table lamps, plexiglass and openwork metal. Edited by Kosta Boda. Swedish work dating from the 1970s.
Coveted Kosta Boda Midcentury White Vase Vessel...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases
Glass
Rare Kosta Boda white vase with unusual hand-painted design on front.
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda "Atlantis" Seri...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases
Blown Glass, Cut Glass
Mesmerizing blown and cut-glass vase from Vicke Lindstrand's 1959 "Atlantis" series for Kosta Boda. A school of fish-shaped cuts "swim" around the vase, and a purple "net" is suspend...
Kozta Boda, Erik Hoglund Glass Pendant from 1960s
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Art Glass, Wire
A big, bold and heavy pendant hanging from metal chains. Made by the Swedish designer and painter Erik Hoglund (Höglund) for Kosta Boda. The brown glass with textured leaves gives a ...
1960s Kosta Boda Paperweight Collection
Kosta Boda, Goran and Ann Warff
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Blown Glass
A beautiful collection of Kosta Boda handblown glass paperweights signed by artists Ann and Goran Warff. These were created in the late 1960s. Largest clear glass paperweight measur...
Pair of Brass Kosta Table Lamps, circa 1970s
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Pair of stylized brass round globe-shaped table lamps made by Kosta AB. They measure 20"H to top of the socket, have a 7"H harp and base is 8"DIA. The lamps have been ...
Clear Cut-Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Cut Glass
Colorless glass vase with cut decoration designed by Vicke Lindstrand and manufactured by Kosta, Sweden. Ovoid shape. Engraved on the bottom: Kosta 42769 Lindstrand.
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Smoked Glass Vase, c...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1970s Swedish Vases
Art Glass
A handblown, oval-form vase with gently rounded and tapered top and bottom, in a smokey gray color with a hint of blue. Thick, artfully formed asymmetrical walls. Beautifully crafted...
Kosta Boda Art Glass Platter or Dish
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s Swedish Other Glass
Glass
An interesting glass plate infused with a color to give the appearance of smoke drifting, stamped by the maker what appears to be WU HV.Kosta Boda "Mine" salad plate. Designed by ...
Pair of Jade Green Kosta Lamps, 1970, Sweden
Kosta Boda, Kosta Vicki Linstrand, Kosta Glasbruk
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Crystal, Art Glass
Pair of Jade green and clear glass lamps by Kosta, Sweden, 1980. Partly frosted green glass and clear smooth clear glass, these are extremely beautiful the base is very heavy as it i...
Signed Crystal Glass Kosta Glass Sculpture
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s Swedish Modern Glass
Crystal
This substantial and very heavy signed and numbered Kosta Boda sculpture has the brilliant tones of Yves Klein blues and some swirls of purple. It has a sticker of Kosta crystal and...
Murano Clear Glass Vase with Bubble Inclusions
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s Swedish Modern Vases
Glass
Murano tall slender clear glass vase blown with bubbles within the glass in the Pulegoso technique. The top of the vessel tappers out slightly.
Rare Large Unicum Eric Hoglund Wrought Iron and...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
This original Eric Hoglund for Kosta Boda wall sculpture was made of hand-wrought iron and rectangular colored glass pieces in amber, blue and green in various sizes, Swedish, circa...
Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda, ...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass
Ovoid glass vase, featuring a clear body with blue glass immersed around the central opening. Signed on the bottom.
Six Kosta Boda Clear Glass Candle Holders
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks
Glass
Six clear glass Kosta Boda candle holders. The candle sticks all have free-form bubble inclusions. Five of the decorative objects are column-form and one is cube shaped. The height o...
Large Scandinavian Modern Opal Glass Footed Vas...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases
Blown Glass
Large-scale Scandinavian modern opalescent glass footed vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda, Sweden. Measures: Height: 10.5", diameter: 10.5". Unsigned but documented as Hoglund.
Large Faceted Art Deco Vase with Engraved Mercu...
Kosta Boda, Elis Bergh
Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Vases
Art Glass
A fantastic, large, faceted Art Deco vase by Elis Bergh for Kosta Boda with an engraved image of the Greek god Mercury in full stride on the front. The base has an etched mark fo...
1950 Boda Iridescent 'Thumbprint' Art Glass Vas...
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Art Glass, Glass
Iridescent large handblown art glass vase with raised design and thumb print by well-known vintage Swedish Glassworks Boda (now known under the name Kosta Boda). The vase is by Berti...
Kosta Boda 1960s Lead Crystal Table Lamp
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Crystal
A 1960s modern lead crystal table lamp by Kosta Boda of Sweden. Square base with central round medallion design in the crystal. Original Kosta Boda signature sticker. New shade and r...
Erik Hoglund for Boda Nova Black Iron and Glass...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Crystal, Wrought Iron
Erik Hoglund for Boda Nova glassworks translucent candelabra floor lamp with cast ironwork by Axel Stromberg from the early 1960s. Featuring an eight-arm black cast iron stem and bas...
Tall Sweden Kosta Boda Glass Vase, Female Mask
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s Swedish Modern Glass
Glass
Tall Sweden Kosta Boda glass vase, female mask.
Rare Floor Lamp by Erik Hoglund and Boda Glasbr...
Kosta Boda, Axel Strömberg Ironworks, Boda Smide AB
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
Rare floor lamp by Swedish designer and glass artist Erik Höglund. Sweden, late 1950s. Boda Glasbruk (glass work) and Axel Strömberg Ironworks/Boda Smide (wrought iron) Mater...
Scandinavian White and Yellow Art Glass Fluted ...
Kosta Boda
Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Crystal, Art Glass
A beautiful Scandinavian white and neon yellow art glass fluted vase from Kosta Boda, Sweden. Numbered, 40015, and signed by artist designer on bottom as show in image #8. Beautiful ...
Christian von Sydow for Kosta Boda Smoke-Colore...
Kosta Boda
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Blown Glass
Smoke-colored glass vase with colorless overlap and almond-shaped cross-section designed by Christian von Sydow. Manufactured by Kosta Boda, Sweden. Engraved on the bottom: Kosta Bod...
Scandinavian Modern Solid Crystal Lamps by Vick...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Crystal
Hand-forged solid crystal table lamps with decorative bubbles and abstract green designs. Newly rewired with nickel plated hardware including a three-way Edison base socket, and silk...
Set of 12 Extra Tall Water Goblets by Kosta Sweden
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1950s Swedish Crystal Serveware
Crystal
Circa 1950s, by Kosta, Sweden. These sublime extra-tall crystal water goblets set a spectacular table. Their dramatic silhouette, long elegant stem, and intricately-cut design featur...
Vicke Lindrand Designed "Cave Paintings" Crysta...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls
Crystal
Swedish designer Vicke Lindrand designed this thick crystal bowl in the 1950s for Kosta. It depicts figures and symbols from pre-historic cave painting. Measure: Diameter 9.5".
Pair of Vicke Lindstrand Designed Solid Glass T...
Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Crystal
Pair of Vicke Lindstrand designed solid glass table lamps with mahogany details. The cylindrical forms have large air bubbles added to great effect and are topped off with carved pie...
Kosta Boda Art Glass Vase Signed Artist Ulrica ...
Kosta Boda
Vintage 1980s European Modern Vases
Art Glass
1980s Kosta Boda great large scale art glass vase by artist Ulrica Hydman-Vallien. Gorgeous apricot colored blown glass with large scale hand-painted flower on both sides with a luck...
Rare Pair of Signed Kjell Engman Kosta Boda Gla...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Vintage 1980s Swedish Modern Abstract Sculptures
Glass
These absolutely stunning pair of signed hand blown glass vessels/sculptures by the renowned glass wizard and glass artist: Kjell Engman eludes carnival, masks and celebration. In li...
"Bon Bon" Art Glass Ewer or Pitcher by Kjell En...
Kosta Boda, Kjell Engman
Late 20th Century Swedish Pitchers
Art Glass
Large "Bon Bon" art glass pitcher or ewer designed by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda, circa 1990s. It is approximately 13.75" tall to the top of the handle and 8.25" at its' widest poin...
1970s Cork Ice Bucket by Signe Persson Melin fo...
Kosta Boda, Signe Persson-Melin
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Barware
Aluminum, Cork
For your consideration a 1970s Cork ice bucket designed by Signe Persson Melin for the company Boda Nova. The inner aluminium container is covered with a cork insulating layer. Mad...
Solid clear Kosta glass lamp , Sweden, 1960
Kosta Boda, Kosta SE
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Blown Glass
Kosta lamp 1960 Sweden signed in great condition clear glass with tiny air bubbles organically shaped in the inside of the glass very heavy solid can be rewired for the US.
Erik Hoglund for Boda Nova Crystal and Iron Sev...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund, Axel Strömberg Ironworks
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Lighting
Glass, Iron
Scandinavian modernist seven-light freestanding candelabra designed by Erik Hoglund for Boda Nova Glassworks and by Axel Stromberg metalworks Sweden. Glass candle holders are 6.5" in...
Green Glass Wall-Mounted Candlestick by Erik Hö...
Erik Höglund, Kosta Boda
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candle Sconces
Metal
This wall-mounted candle holder in black lacquered metal features two green glass inserts by Erik Höglund and was produced in the 1960s by the Swedish manufacturer Boda. It is in ver...
Erik Hoglund for Boda Glass Collection of Four ...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Blown Glass
A collection of four art glass vases or planters designed by Erik Hoglund in the 1960s for Boda Glassworks Sweden. Orange pair approximate: small 6.5" diameter and 5.25" deep l...
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