Pukeberg Glass ‘Solifleur’ vase made in Sweden 1970s Kosta Boda ‘Igloo’ candle holders made in Sweden 1970s
More of my Nordic glass collection – but now from the 70s. The single stem vase is known as ‘Solifleur’ [although a French term] and the candle holders are called ‘Igloo”. Both are made of chunky glass, so reminiscent of the 70s.
The vase was designed by Uno Westerberg for Pukeberg Glass, and the candle holders were designed by Bengt Edenfalk for Kosta Boda. Pukeberg Glass is well known for their monumental glass pieces – and this vase is kind of the pinnacle of their chunky 70s look. Meanwhile, Kosta Boda was going all icy in the 70s, with many bowls, figurines and candle holders having a frozen-water-captured-in-glass theme.
And as is my wont – the candles are by Ikea. All the pieces are in excellent as-new condition.
Pukeberg art glass is well known for its chunky, minimalist 70s styling; you might remember the solid glass, single flower vase ‘Solifleur’ I featured recently. This pair of candle holders compliment that vase nicely: and they are extra collectible because they still have their Pukeberg labels intact.
I rarely venture into the 70s [mostly because I lived through the decade and in Australia it wasn’t pretty] – but Scandinavian art glass is always so beautiful- combining the abstraction of the 60s with the chunky aesthetics of the 70s.
Glass pieces that are now very collectible to look out for: Pukeberg, Kosta and Orrefors [Sweden]; Riihimaki and Iittala [Finland] and Holmegaard [Denmark.]
I’ve teamed the candle holders with a sprig of Silver Dollar Gum [Eucalyptus gunnii] – I love the greyish colour of the leaves against the glass.
The pair of Pukeberg candle holders are for sale: $AUD75