A Per Olof Strom vase for Alsterfors Glassworks, which is a moulded geometric architectural form. More Brutalist, expressionistic than his usual geometric designs,
Influenced by modernism’s reinterpretations of the bas-relief. A sculptural form which has a long history in European art history.
Modernist designers and artists used the bas relief as an expressive form - from the architect Le Corbusier, to English Modernists like Ben Nicholson.
A beautiful piece originally commissioned for Swedish coffee company as Zoegas Kaffe acid etched to base.
Zoegas Kaffe is a very old brand, started in 1881 in Landskrona, south of Sweden, with its prime time starting in the 1950s-70s, when this vase was designed (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zo%C3%A9gas).