Scandinavian Modern Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda, Sweden 1960's
Dive into the understated charm of this mesmerizing blue glass vase crafted by the skilled hands of artist Erik Höglund for Boda glassworks. The shimmering blue glass, with its playful dance of tiny bubbles, creates an ambiance of delicate beauty.
This handcrafted vase, hailing from the creative zenith of 1960s Sweden, unveils the artistry of Erik Höglund. At a stately 26 cm in height and with a width of ø 16cm, this vase not only echoes Höglund's refined design but also attests to the quality of Boda glassworks. The signature H 1199/255 is discreetly placed beneath the vase serves as a quiet testament to its origin and its place in the era of artistic ingenuity spanning from 1960 to 1969.
Whether nestled among a collection or commanding attention as a focal point in your space, this Erik Höglund vase transcends its temporal origins. It invites you to acquire a touch of history, infusing your surroundings with the enduring charm of a truly remarkable creation from the heyday of glass artistry.
HEIGHT: 26 cm
Keep an eye out for a white dot, a gentle imperfection captured in some photos—almost like a bursted bubble frozen in a fleeting moment, enhancing the vase's distinct allure.
ABOUT ERIK HÖGLUND & BODA GLASSWORKS
Boda glasbruk was founded in 1864 by master glassblowers Vidlund and Scheutz who previously worked at Kosta glassworks. During the 1950s and 1960s, Boda glassworks had its heyday under the leadership of the enterprising and far-sighted manager Eric Rosén, who in 195 hired the then only 21-year-old Erik Höglund directly from Konstfack.
Höglund was given great freedom in his creation, which resulted in disputes with the skilled and traditionally trained glassblowers, who, among other things, did not want to hear about intentional blowing in the glass. Not many believed then that this young designer would become one of Sweden's leading glass artists. Höglund often combined glass with wood or wrought iron, and Boda wood and Boda wrought iron were founded as a result of Höglund's design.
Over the years, other prominent glass designers have also been associated with Boda glassworks, among these can be mentioned Monica Backström, Kjell Engman, Signe Persson-Melin, Rolf Sinnemark and Bertil Vallien.
Designer Höglund, Erik
Maker: Boda before merging with Kosta to become Kosta Boda