The foundation

In 2019, the Vallien family, Orrefors Kosta Boda (i.e., the OKB Group) and the Robert Weil Family Foundation established a foundation in memory of Ulrica Hydman Vallien and to continue the legacy of her work.

Among other things, the foundation is tasked with presenting a scholarship to a young, promising and bold artist. The scholarship consists SEK 90. 000 and also includes the opportunity to deepen their artistry in partnership with Orrefors Kosta Boda in the hot shop in Kosta. The first scholarship was awarded in autumn 2019 to Ellen Ehk Åkesson.

The board of the foundation consists of Hampus Vallien of the Vallien family; Lina Sjöquist, Secretary General of the Robert Weil Family Foundation,  Maria Lomholt, Head of Art Glass at Orrefors Kosta Boda and Hedvig Hedqvist, design writer and author.

The statutes are developed by the board of the foundation. The jury also has the opportunity to contribute to Kosta Boda’s planned tribute collection in memory of Ulrica. The tribute collection consists of selected, limited-edition utility and art glass from Ulrica’s enormous range.