Kosta Boda was founded in 1742 by two county governors, Ander Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Staël von Holstein in the area now known as the Kingdom of Crystal in the deep forests of Småland in Sweden. It is the oldest glassworks in Sweden which still produces timeless and high quality glass. Kosta Boda stands for innovative design with a personal touch. Designers are creating both beauty and art appliances that will be exhibited and sold throughout the world. Kosta Boda has maintained its historic charm and their traditional practices while developing modern techniques that broaden the designer's expression. Several well-known designers are working with a wide range of objects such as beverage and plate of china, vases and bowls. The colorful and artistic glass are sold and displayed continuously at galleries and museums around the world, often in the presence of the artist himself. Artists, amongst others, working with Kosta Boda are Olle Broz, Anna Ehrner, Kjell Engman, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Bertil Vallien, Wärff Goran, Åsa Jungnelius and Louis Löfgren.