Ship shape: bespoke Viking vessels with sculptural verve A striking collaboration between a glassblower and a cabinetmaker on a Danish harbour

By September 29, 2018Artist News

Ship shape: bespoke Viking vessels with sculptural verve A striking collaboration between a glassblower and a cabinetmaker on a Danish harbour

“Ships capture people’s imaginations,” says Andrew Brown, co-founder with Nanna Backhaus-Brown of glass-art company Backhaus-Brown. This is certainly the case with the intricate, decorative handblown model Viking versions the Denmark-based duo has been creating since 2016. One of the very first they produced in 2016 was snapped up as the centrepiece of the Danish Pavilion at Rio’s Olympic Games, and they’ve since been exhibited worldwide at the likes of London’s Saatchi Gallery and Florida’s Art Palm Beach. Most recently, three bespoke ships decorated Fox Sports’ television studio in Moscow for the 2018 World Cup. Read More

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