KAPPA– A series by Mimmi Blomqvist
Kappa, designed by Mimmi Blomqvist, combines sustainable precision and contemporary design. The vases are produced with circular glass from Kosta Glassworks in Sweden. Variations in colour, as well as small bubbles emerging during the process of transforming recycled glass into a new object make each vase individual and one of a kind. Different pigments in the used shards result in shades of blue and gray.
Kappa is mouth-blown in a mold and is named after the “bubble” that rises out over the edge of the object during the production process.
“In my first class at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design, we were going to blow glass in a mold. I was going to make a drinking glass, but instead of cutting off the cap, I decided to leave it on. It was beautiful, wonderful and inviting. And it also provided some contrast to the understated shape. I developed the idea further with an oversized cap. It’s a matter of course to work with circular raw materials these days. That’s why the vase is produced using excess glass from the glassworks. The result is a contemporary design object, where my intention has been to leave a mark on the present.” – Mimmi Blomqvist
Mimmi Blomqvist’s background is in illustration and she recently graduated from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design, where she studied ceramics and glass. She worked with both materials during her studies, but was particularly intrigued by glass, which was a new material for her.
“I’ve always been a creative person, but the idea of designing furniture and objects has gained momentum over time. After my first visit to the studio in Kosta, I felt energized and inspired. It’s an awesome feeling to see my idea go from sketch to an actual design object in Kosta Boda’s collection.” – Mimmi Blomqvist