Bertil Vallien

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From its origins as a tiny seed, it sprouts and grows into a bean. Similarly, there is something unique to behold as the spirit of the glassworker infuses the liquid glass. Centrifugal force influences the shape, but it is handled with wet newspaper. The series is blown entirely free-hand, and no two pieces are identical.

“My inspiration for the self-evident simplicity of the object comes from Ingeborg Lundin’s Äpplet (The Apple). Beans is a homage to Ingeborg.” – Bertil Vallien

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