Friday, February 10, 2017

One of Jiri Brabec Vases for Rosice Glassworks


Jiri Brabec 

Jiri Brabec (1933-2005) created over 200 designs for Rosice Glassworks, part of the so called Sklo Union, a cooperative of glass producers of former Czechoslovakia. Brabec graduated from the College of Arts and Crafts in Prague and was a colleague of other famous Sklo Union designer like Frantisek Vízner, Rudolf Jurnikl and Vladislav Urban. Later he worked in Rosice near Brno where he created over 200 designs. I have just listed this amazing vase to our Etsy store. Surprisingly, it is the first Brabec vase I ever found, they are quite rare around here. You find the vase here

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Blue Glass Series 5: Hadeland Blue Vases


Hadeland Blue Vases

Hadeland Glassverk of Norway has a stunning line of cobalt blue vases designed by Willy Johansson (1921-1993) in the 1970´s. Johansson´s started working for Hadeland in 1936 as a third generation of glass makers. He started working as a designed in 1947 and worked there until 1988. Among the hundreds of pieces he created for Hadeland, there is this line of blue tall vases with clear glass bases. These were not produced only in blue, but the blue version of this line of vases is the most valued one. Maybe the most famous one is the bubble glass vase, the tall and thin vase with a bubble on the bottom. We have a pair of those in stock, the small ones with 20cm tall and 3cm diameter. Just as beautiful as the tall ones.

You can check our glass vases here