Vas Vitreum's design philosophy is to create beautiful everyday objects with roots in Swedish and Scandinavian design and craft traditions.
By combining timeless classic clear crystal with inspiration from nature's beautiful colors and proportions, Vas Vitreum creates a balance between the historical heritage and the future.
Inspired of the family history strives
Vase Vitreum after producing art glass in true craftsmanship and to always push boundaries and preserve the Swedish proud tradition of exclusive handmade art glass, which can be passed on from generation to generation.
At the age of 8, Mikael Kenlind, the fifth generation glass craftsman, got his first small glassblower bench made by his grandfather. Mikael grew up in a glassworks environment, trained by both the family and the Venetian master Benito Marcolin who was active at Vas Vitreum for eight years. In this way, he gained an early early understanding of the material and the craft. Today, Mikael is one of the few glass designers who can actually manufacture the final product. He strives for perfection both as a craftsman and a designer.
Co Derr (1921-2011) was born in Amsterdam, but lived in Sweden since the 1950s. Training sculpture at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, trained by among others Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld.
Co Derrs acclaimed bird shapes have now for the first time been produced in pressed, fire-polished crystal, in partnership with the Vas vitreum. Birds are for me a form concept have Co. Derr commented.
Exhibitions: Kalmar Art Museum, Design Center Nybro, Ölands museum Himmelsberga, Nordform Liljevalchs, Shape of Center etc.
Honorary member of the Swedish Association of Craftsmen and Industrial Designers KIF.
Represented eg at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, New York.