Pet flaska

– A series by Ulrica Hydman Vallien

The PET was Ulrica’s response after Björn Kjelltoft painted her pattern onto PET bottles and paper plates for his degree exhibition at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Do designers have patents on universal symbols and patterns? Instead of a lawsuit, Ulrica took back control of her eyes and tulips, and used them to decorate a limited edition of PET bottles made of glass. The bottles were very popular and came to be used as the perfect unique, always-full water bottle.

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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