Royal Copenhagen - Nils Thorsson

Royal Copenhagen - Nils Thorsson

Born in 1898 in Sweden, Nils Thorsson started an apprenticeship aged 13 at the Aluminia Factory in Copenhagen, graduating from the Royal Danish Academy in 1917.  He went on to become the company's most prolific designer, being appointed Artistic Director between 1928-1969, whilst also doing the same job at Royal Copenhagen from 1949 onwards.  

 

He designed some of the company's best known ranges - Solbjerg 1934, Marselis 1953, the Baca series and he encouraged and oversaw the production of the Tenera series by a talented group of young female Scandinavians.  He also produced many other prized pieces in high fired glazes such as Solfatara and Clair de Lune.

Nils Thorsson BACA Royal Copenhagen Fajance
Nils Thorsson Aluminia
Nils Thorsson Aluminia
Royal Copenhagen Aluminia
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen Fajance
Nils Thorsson Aluminia
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen Fajance
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen Fajance
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen Fajance
Marselis Nils Thorsson
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen Fajance
Tenera Nils Thorsson
Nils Thorsson Royal Copenhagen
Nils Thorsson Aluminia Denmark