Early on, Kosta Boda' committed to "...develop the expressive power of glass, both artistically and technically," while ensuring that, "Swedish glass will always be elegant, exciting, and of superb quality in both craft and design." Along with other now - famous Småland glassmakers, Kosta Boda quite literally reinvented the art and craft of Swedish glass in the early part of the 20th century. Moreover, Kosta Boda played a key role in the emergence of a distinctive Scandinavian idiom and quality standards whose goal is design excellence in everything from toys to tableware. The equation behind this artistic and market success was the collaboration of designer and glassmaker, and that remains true to the present. At Orrefors, artist and artisan work side by side, experimenting with recipes, forms, colors and textures - as well as techniques old and new - to produce works of originality and timeless elegance.