The perodic dances of corporate ownership of Orrefors and Kosta Boda can at times be interesting.
At one point Orrefors owned Kosta Boda and by the way Venini but ownership changes happened and Kosta Boda ended
up with controlling interest.
New Wave, a corporate conglomerate, purchased the company Kosta Boda Orrefors and through corporate decisions have
run the operation into the ground. They failed to build on the brand idenity established by previous corporate managers at
Orrefors in the USA and coupled with world economic conditions, the glass operations appear to be in a spiral dive to extinction.
Orrefors is basically shut down, Afors with Bertil Vallen is closed, Boda is practically closed and Kosta staff has been reduced
with all administration being sent to corporate headquarters in Gothenberg.
The small glassworks Sea which has been owned by Kosta is still in operation as far as I know.
Orrefors purchased a glass works in Hovmantorp called Sandvik in the 1920\s which produced inexpensive glass designed
by Gate and Hald.