Vicke Lindstrand (1904- 1983) Swedish glassware designer

A selection of vases designed by Vicke Lindstand
A selection of vases designed by Vicke Lindstand

Vicke Lindstrand (1904 – 1983) worked at Orrefors Glasbruk as a glassware designer.

Biography

He worked at Kariskrona Porslinsfabrik from 1935 to 1936; at Upsala-Ekeby from 1936 to 1950 (as art director from 1943 to 1950) Kosta Boda glassworks from 1950 to 1973, where he was design director while also maintaining his studio in Arhus. Often, his free-form work was engraved.

He pioneered more daring art glass designs at Orrefors. He co-invented the Ariel technique with Edvin hrström and Knut Bergqvist. He was the dominant designer at Kosta, lending his name to several now-classic designs. At this point, Lindstrand began infusing his creations with an increasing amount of colour, resulting in iconic designs such as Trees in the Fog and Autumn.

Mid-Century Sommerso Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda
Mid-Century Sommerso Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda

He made his debut as a designer at the 1930 Stockholm World Fair. He displayed twelve glass vases decorated in exotic patterns with enamel. As a result, he garnered considerable attention from international design publications. With his unique designs and revitalisation of classic forms and techniques, Lindstrand added new artistic dimensions to the already famous Orrefors glass.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, February 2). Vicke Lindstrand. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:51, April 27, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vicke_Lindstrand&oldid=1004418655

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