Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Brains Inside Matters
Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Brains Inside Matters
Design by Bertil Vallien
A recent petite addition to the Kosta Boda Brains family, the Inside Matters sculptured glass head is designed for the Swedish glassworks by renowned glass artist Bertil Vallien and skillfully hand-crafted at their glassworks in Småland. Carefully shaped by hand in the hot shop, the piece is then cut before being highly polished. Each mouth-blown collector's item is presented in a velvet pouch within a giftbox and makes a unique gift.
Vallien takes inspiration for the Brains collection from the story of a young woman, Karolina Olsson, who one winter day in 1876 on her way home across the ice between the mainland and Öland slipped and hit her head. The next morning she woke up, fell asleep again and did not wake up again until 1908. Of course by the time she had re-awakened, her mother was gone, her two brothers had drowned and Sweden had separated from Norway. All Karolina could remember of her time beneath the ice was a great darkness and the faces of blue men. It is from this image that Vallien's Brains were born - many have been created since the 1980s, one of them is named Karolina.
The smaller-scale Brains are designed to be close at hand - they can sit on the table beside you as you work or sleep, you can easily enclose one in your hand or pack in a bag as a travel companion - beautiful to look at and relaxing to hold.
Size: H7.5 x L4.5 x W5.4cm
Material: Lead free crystal
Your order will usually be sent by Royal Mail or courier and you will have the option of standard or express delivery. For express delivery, orders should be placed before 12 noon. Charges for delivery are as follows:
- FREE Standard UK Delivery: On orders over £45
- Standard UK Delivery: £4.95
- Express UK Delivery: £9.95
- Fragile or large items: £15
- Deliveries to EU countries: £15
- Deliveries to countries outside Europe: £30
Once you have placed an order it will be dispatched the same day or the next day depending on the time the order was placed. If you wish to cancel your order after it has been dispatched, you will be charged for both delivery and collection cost.
If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. Instructions for packages sent by courier to be left on the premises or with a neighbour when you are not a home are left at your own risk and no liability rests with either The Scandinavian shop or the courier company. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.
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Occasionally there may be additional delivery charges for large or heavy orders, especially to UK Highlands and Islands or to areas outside the UK. In such circumstances you will be contacted to discuss shipping options.
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Any unwanted items must be sent back at the customer's expense in original packaging and condition. If you wish us to give you a quote for this please send us an e-mail, otherwise return the goods to:
The Scandinavian Shop
53 Sinclair Street
Telephone: 01436 673623
If you are unhappy with the goods received we will refund them if they are sent back at the customer's expense in new resaleable condition within 7 working days along with the original receipt.
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We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.
Any goods with manufacturing faults on arrival will be replaced or refunded. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Purchases may be exchanged for an alternative size or colour if wished, as long as the preferred item is in stock. Responsibility for the cost of returning goods for exchange lies with the purchaser and a re-delivery charge at our standard rate will apply.
Please note that for reasons of hygiene, we are not able to accept the return or exchange of earrings, unless faulty.