Creating value has been imperative at
Mario Cionis since 1958. Raw materials of the finest quality,
crystal of perfect brightness, original and inimitable designs
and the skill and artistry of master crystal manufacturers are
the result of this philosophy. This is a challenge that the
company set for itself and has successfully met.
Choosing Mario Cioni means appreciating
the value of dreams.
Over the centuries, the artists and craftsmen
of Kosta Boda have not only embodied the distinctive folkways
of Scandinavian design, but helped define those traditions.
When you buy and give Kosta Boda, you're buying and giving history
- a lineage of great design and craftsmanship that has endured
for more than 260 years.
When the USA was established our company was
nearly 50 years old. The original Kosta glassworks was born
in 1742 as a partnership, the name an acronym from the partners'
surnames: Anders KOskull and Georg Boglislaus STAël von
Holstein. As Kosta grew and prospered, we helped grow an entire
industry in Småland, Sweden's "Kingdom of Glass."
In the 20th century, Kosta and neighboring glasshouses Åfors
and Boda were merged under a common owner. In 1976, we were
renamed Kosta Boda.
What makes Kosta Boda so special is that we
continually draw on our long history in developing exciting
new ideas and methods in design and glass craftsmanship. Kosta
Boda's designers and glassmakers are showcased in exhibitions
and permanent private and public collections throughout the
Every item in the Kosta Boda collection is
engravable and gift-worthy for a variety of business-giving
needs and occasions. We offer a wealth of products that are
exceptionally suitable for awards, corporate gifts and promotions.
Mr. Schlanser has a diverse and interesting
background. His occupations have ranged from racing motorcycles
to modeling. He was raised in a community rich in heritage and
as a result has a great appreciation for architecture and the
Mr. Schlanser found his interest in glass while working as an
apprentice for the renowned German glass artisan Paul von Domarus
and later opened his own successful stained glass studio. He
has since taken the glass medium into unexplored territories.
In 1990 he presented his first collection of kiln-fired glass;
the process by which plate glass is carefully shaped by heating
it to near melting temperature, then gravitating from its solid
state to form the shapes as seen in the Schlanser line.
Upon completion, each piece is signed and dated.
The art glass is carried in galleries, gift and fine department
stores throughout the United States, as well as 35 countries
around the world. Schlanser Design Studio has been commissioned
to do special projects for the likes of The Coca-Cola Company,
Disney, Rockwell and CB Commercial. Recipients of Mr. Schlanser's
work include Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis.
Adam Jablonski (born on April 29, 1936)
is an artist and certified glass technologist who has been pursuing
glassmaking since 1952. Jablonski exports his famous art glass
pieces to over 30 countries around the world including Italy,
Scandinavia, France, the United States, Canada and Japan.
Dignitaries such as kings, presidents and prime ministers purchase
masterpieces from Jablonski. Just recently, the American Glass
Museum in Corning added pieces from Jablonski to their collection.
His attention to detail and unique designs make him one of the
most desired artists in Europe.
Entners one-of-akind art
glass pieces combine traditional and self-developed techniques
to create glass masterpieces. Saturated with color, each sculpture
appears to capture the light and movement of a single moment
Each unique sculpture is signed and
dated by the artist. An investment-quality Entner sculpture
recognizes the very highest achievement. Held in some of the
finest private and public art collections and galleries worldwide,
Entners work is also exhibited internationally. Recipients
of an Entner artwork will share the company of Kings! King Hassan
II of Morocco collects this world-renowned artists work.