Open Minds

– A series by Ulrica Hydman Vallien

Eye to eye. Dramatic brush strokes painted by hand on mouthblown glass. Wonderful just as they are or when used as a flower vase or fruit bowl. Open Minds has made appearances on TV, such as in Sex and the City and Friends. Open minds has become one of Ulrica Hydman Vallien’s classics and is a much-loved gift the world over.

Ulrica Hydman Vallien

The 21st of March, Ulrica Hydman Vallien left us. With great gratitude, we can look back on all the years that Ulrica formed Kosta Boda. Her way of expressing herself in glass and painting has become a signum for us. Our warmest thoughts go to Bertil Vallien and his family.

She was the embodiment of Swedish glass art. No living Swedish artist could have claimed anywhere near the popularity of Ulrica Hydman Vallien. Whether collection or one-of-a-kind pieces, she placed the same passion into every work of her hands. With motifs from the innermost corners of human life, she has created a narrative glass art form with feminist and Biblical touches, alongside her utility glass. Tulips and snakes gure repeatedly in her own Paradise works. Assertive, controversial, beloved.

– Magnus Andersson, CEO

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