About the Designer
Sweden (1938 - )
Bertil Vallien was born in 1938 north of Stockholm. He trained in ceramics at the Technical School of Arts and has a master’s degree in industrial design. After he completed his studies, Bertil Vallien worked for some years in Los Angeles where his art attracted much attention. Bertil Vallien is a master of dimension. He worked as a glass designer for Kosta Boda from 1963 but was noted for several other genres. Examples of Bertil Vallien’s work can be seen at all of the large Swedish art museums.
The dream-like visage appears over and over in Vallien’s work in both his collections of practical household pieces like bowls, vases and plates, as well as his pure art glass. The enigmatic Brains series lies somewhere between sculpture and functional art: paper weights, good luck charms, desktop accessories. Each handmade Brain is crafted in a different technique, each has its own story to tell. Made to collect and to give to someone very special.
Please Note: As this item is made individually by hand when you place your order, variations in color, shape, size, and pattern may occur. Aesthetic variations are at the discretion of the artist. Also, due to the nature of the raw materials used, this product may look dramatically different depending on the color, quality, and amount of light present in its environment and on the coloration of surrounding objects.
- Material: Sweden
- Kosta Boda classic to collect and give!
- Bertil Vallien
California's Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to proper warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm, if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain levels. While most products sold on the Kosta Boda site comply with California Proposition 65, your safety is very important to us, so the Kosta Boda hope that the following information will help you with your purchasing decisions.
The general Proposition 65 notice is as follows:
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, the following separate notice applies to leaded crystal glassware:
WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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