Kosta Boda is one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass. Technology and an understanding of glass have been refined in the forests of the Swedish province of Smaland ever since 1742.
Göran Wärff (1933-2022) first went to Kosta Boda as a designer in the mid 60's. From 1974 to 1985 he lived and worked in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has a link with National Glass Centre as he helped set up what is now the BA Hons Glass and Ceramics course based here at the Glass Centre. His work is held in all major museum collections of glass.
Målerås Glassworks was founded in 1890 and over the yeras the glass production has changed greatly since Mats Jonasson joined the company and became the main in house designer. Glass engraving and painting, became a unique form of art that is enjoying a renaissance at Målerås Glassworks today. Together with Ludvig Lofgren, Robert Ljubez, Erika Hoglund, Anna Kraitz and Markus Emilsson they are creating outstanding pieces of art. Today Målerås glass objects are admired and sold on all continents.