Kosta Glasbruk is a Swedish glassworks founded by two foreign officers in Charles XII's army, Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Staël von Holstein, in 1742. The name is a portmanteau of the founders' surnames, Ko(skull) + Sta(el). It is located in Kosta, Sweden, which was named for the company. The surrounding region has become known as the "Kingdom of Crystal" and is now a tourist site which attracts a million visitors annually.Use our Kosta trip planner to arrange your visit to Kosta Glasbruk and other attractions in Kosta.
Early production consisted of window glass, chandeliers and drinking glasses. From the 1840s, the factory was at the forefront of new trends and technical developments, producing pressed glass, and in the 1880s setting up a new glass-cutting workshop.
In 1903, the company merged with the Reijmyre glassworks but both retained their own names and Kosta went on to maintain its reputation as one of the leading Swedish manufacturers with a range of fine art glass and tableware by distinguished designers such as Vicke Lindstrand, artistic director from 1950-1973.
Having merged with Boda Glasbruk in Emmaboda Municipality, Kosta Glasbruk is still active today under the name of Kosta Boda.
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Not a fan of ateliers but thought would drop in to have a look, mostly out of curiosity and to show our little boy how glass is made. I imagined this place to be popular with newlyweds wanting to... more »
Passed by and it was open. Really low season and we were the only people in the “hytta”. Saw the glassblowing which is amazing. Our son got to try blowing glass, he loved it. A really nice place with.... more »
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