This exquisitely illustrated set of ceramic art with beautiful vibes of Hygge and romance is by celebrated Danish illustrator and glass, silver, textiles, ceramics designer Bjorn Wiinblad (b. 1918 - d. 2006). Wiinblad's unmistakable style is modern, charming, fantastical and often folkloric, it is this creativity that brought him international renown during his career.
This set is from the Calendar series from Winnblad's early work crafted during his time at his own pottery studio Nymolle. The Calendar series is a set of 12 where each wall plate depicts the romantic scene of a couple representing each month of the year.
Included in this set is:
- 'Januar - Kontakt' - January, Contact
- 'Februar - Maskerade' - February, Masquerade
- 'May - Harmoni' - May, Harmony
'- Juni - Roser' - June, Roses
- 'Oktober - Paradis' - October, Paradise
- 'November - Optimisme' - 'November, Optimism
These beautifully illustrated pieces are suitable for hanging on a wall or suspended from the ceiling as an installation.
Very Good. There is negligible use wear in the form of minor chips to the keyhole/suspension holes for January, February and October and mild crazing to May, June and October that is commensurate with the age of the set. The reverse of each plate bears the month, the scene name and 'NYMOLLE, DENMARK', Wiinblad's signature and the series/model number. Please refer to the photos as they form part of the condition report.
Each plate: Diameter of c. " / 15 cm wide and depth / height: c. " / 0.6 cm. Unpackaged weight [set]: c. 1.4 kg / 1,432 g
Wallplates set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Bjorn Wiinblad was born in 1918 in Copenhagen to Otto and Ebba Wiinblad and it would1935 until he began his training, he would go on to graduate five years later in 1940.
Once graduated, Wiinblad sought the path to his first passion of art and enrolled in graphic school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In1943, fellow student Lars Syberg would invite him to his ceramics workshop and Wiinblad would find his first creative outlet. In 1945, Wiinblad debuted with an extensive exhibition in Palægade in Copenhagen with a collection of ceramics, drawings and posters. Wiinblad would become firm friends Jacob E. Bang around this time, who engaged him to work for Nymølle.
From the beginnings at Nymolle, Wiinblad received multiple commissions, from designing textile and embroidery patterns for the Håndværkdets Fremme to drawing posters, book and magazine illustrations. Wiinblad drew for the United Nations in Paris as well as costume and stage design for several theatrical performances. His fame grew at home in Denmark but soon it would extend to Norway and Sweden and in 1950 his ceramics were exhibited at Bonnier's in New York, which specialised in Scandinavian design.
Wiinblad's recognition and acclaim would continue to grow, bringing him a silver medal at the first international ceramics festival in 1955 in Cannes, France and appointment as artistic director for Rosenthal in 1960. Wiinblad's successes, however, would not stop there, his continued achievements have been extensively documented and celebrated on the dedicated website: https://www.bjornwiinblad-denmark.dk/om-bjoern-wiinblad