About the DesignerGoran Warff
Sweden (1933 - )
Goran Warff represents two artistic eras at Kosta Boda. He first joined the company in 1964 from a smaller Swedish glassworks and studies in industrial design at a Bauhaus-influenced school in Ulm, Germany. After 10 years of helping define a style with his innovative designs and processes, Göran took leave for Australia, then England, where he worked and taught. He returned to Kosta Boda in 1984, and as before, created designs that have defined their times in glass artistry. Like other artists and craftspeople of Kosta Boda this native of the island of Gotland, Sweden, is inspired by the immediacy of nature, of sea and sky, forest and farm, experienced by all Swedes, including city dwellers. His trademark designs are organic in form – most often hand-worked right out of the furnace – that draw on the qualities of glass as a viscous fluid frozen into gleaming crystal.
Inspired by Swedish history and nature, Göran Wärff has created a collection of tableware named in honor of Carl von Linné (Linnaeus), father of modern taxonomy, the comprehensive system for classifying plants and animals. With their gently rounded stems and bases and open bowls, Linné evokes plant forms and the design language of Linnaeus' own age—an artistic flourish that takes us back in time, reliving the 265-year history of our company and of the great scientist himself.
Imagine your dining table as a stage, sparking with crystal and glowing with pools of light focused and refracted by these graceful stems, plates, bowls and vases. The intricate engraved patterns reflect and scatter the light and add sparkle to your parties and dinners. Limelight takes its name from the theatrical lighting of yesteryear, only now the light itself is the star of the show. Applause! And what a unique collectible – tomorrow’s heirloom.
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.
- Kosta Boda classic to collect and give!
- Göran Wärff
- Made in Sweden
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