Göran Wärff 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, Goran 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.
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