To stand next to the furnaces, watching the glass take shape is a drama all to itself. It is a performance that has been playing since the first furnace was put to use back in 1742. Ever since, the glassblowers have conquered the red hot liquid glass and fine-tuned their craft. Their skills and secrets of the trade have been passed on from generation to generation.
The large glass shop and the even larger factory outlet are enticing, it’s true. But begin your visit at Kosta way inside the grounds of the works by the signpost that reads ”Hytta” (blowing room). Step inside with the glassworkers to where production takes place in the largest manual blowing room in Sweden. Being close to craftsmanship is compelling. On the opposite side of the grounds is the exhibition hall. This is where you can catch up with the works’ more than 250-year, awe-inspiring history, and here you will come in contact with today’s art glass – the work of leading designers within Kosta Boda.
|15/6-31/8 Weekdays10.00 – 19.00 Saturdays 10.00 – 18.00 Sundays 10.00 – 18.00 Other times of the year Weekdays 10.00 – 18.00 Saturdays 10.00 – 17.00 Sundays 11.00 – 17.00 Glassblowing Mo-Fr 9-18 Sat-Sund: 11-17 No glassblowing: 1/5, 13/5, 14/5, 22/5, 23/5, 6/6, 25/6 och 26/6|