Swedish artist and designer Ann Wåhlström studied glassblowing at the Glass School in Orrefors before she went to the United States, where she came in contact with the studio glass at the Pilchuck School. Later she attended the Konstfack School of Art and Design in Stockholm and Rhode Island School of design in Providence, United States. She was a designer for Kosta Boda 1986-2005. Ann Wåhlström is based in Stockholm where she combines artistic work in glass with freelance design.
Ann Wåhlström designed the Iris vase series for Svenskt Tenn in 2009. The idea sprung from a need for classic, timeless and functional vases for every occasion. The result became three vases – a collection that fits flowers and bouquets in different shapes and sizes.