Bjorn Wiinblad

Bjorn Wiinblad

20 September 1918 - 8 June 2006.  Born in Copenhagen, he studied at the Royal Academy of Art and later at the Lars Syberg studio.  He then worked for Nymølle Faience, creating the series of red, green and black wall plaques, plates, vases and butter boards.  He worked as a poster designer in Paris, a textile designer for numerous ballets and he worked for Rosenthal of Germany, designing the very successful Romance range of crockery and cutlery, as well as several series of plates, including the Aladdin and Sinbad series. He had opened his own workshop North of Copenhagen in 1952 where he created his characteristic whimsical figures in blue and white inspired by his passion for Chinese art.  His home in Kongens Lyngby near Copenhagen can be visited and there is an excellent video on you tube produced for the Grimmerhus Museum, which gives a glimpse into the range of work that Wiinblad did.  A hugely talented designer who was interested in many areas of design.

Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal Sinbad the Sailor
Nymolle Wiinblad
Bjorn Wiinblad Nymolle
Bjorn Wiinblad Nymolle
Bjorn Wiinblad Nymolle
Bjorn Wiinblad Nymolle Denmark