About the DesignerKjell Engman
In the Scandinavian tradition, Kjell Engman is a born weaver of magic tales, a conjurer of times past and of wonders of the mind's eye. His narrative talents came naturally, learned from sources as diverse as Nordic myth and his yarn-spinning grandmother. Trained as a painter, ceramicist, and glass artist, Kjell joined us in 1978, after art school in Goteburg and the National College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm. In 1981, he took a sabbatical to study at the Pilchuck Art Center in Washington state. Kjell is a tirelessly productive artist with a free-ranging imagination and a passion for storytelling, whose creativity finds expression in utilitarian as well as art glass. He lists among other sources of inspiration, the animal kingdom and the worlds of music and entertainment (check out his delightful 'Twister” series). Kjell often works on large installations, which include elements of sound and light. He is frequently commissioned for public works in Sweden and abroad and has a large number and wide range of pieces in the Kosta Boda collection.
How does a particular design come about? The inspiration for this series and the closely related Tobago series originated in the designer’s love of music, the long necks of the bottles reminiscent of organ pipes. The colors were inspired by shimmering rainbows of oil spilled on water. The name came from a beautiful transparent watercolor painting of a scene from the Fidji Islands! See? Beautiful bottles and a story to tell with them!
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!
- Kjell Engman
- Size: 11.25" h
- Made in Sweden
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