Porcelain by Danish designer Bjorn Wiinblad

Vase with an antique plot.
Vase with an antique plot.

Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) was born in Copenhagen. He was an incredibly versatile artist. Having started his career as an artist and illustrator, he expanded his field of activity, working with glass, making posters, working as a designer in set design, textiles and even furniture design.

He became New York’s Person of the Year in 1985 and was awarded the Scandinavian American Foundation’s Culture Prize in 1995.

Rare Scheherazade plate.
Rare Scheherazade plate.
Rare pair of porcelain candlesticks with mythological creatures decorated in gold.
Rare pair of porcelain candlesticks with mythological creatures decorated in gold.

At a very early age he began to show a talent for drawing, at the age of 17 he began studying to be a typographic compositor, but soon realized that he was more attracted to a career as an artist and entered the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in the graphics department.

Vase Paradise for Rosenthal.
Vase Paradise for Rosenthal.

Björn Wiinblad gained fame both as an illustrator of books, in particular the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, and as an artist working with ceramics, textiles, glass, wood, and although he is a graduate of the Danish art school, his creative style differs from what is commonly understood as defined as “Scandinavian style,” its characters are more reminiscent of images on Renaissance ceramics.

Christmas plate.
Christmas plate.

In 1957, he was appointed chief designer of the German brand Rosenthal, further strengthening its international reputation. Wiinblad’s work for Rosenthal has become a collector’s item, particularly the Christmas plates with fairy-tale characters that he began creating in 1971.

Studio Line Blue Face Table Lamp by Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal, 1960s.
Studio Line Blue Face Table Lampl, 1960s.
plate from the 1000 series and one night.
Plate from the 1000 series and one night.
plate from the series of Aladdin's journeys.
Plate from the series of Aladdin’s journeys.
plate from the Firebird series.
Firebird series.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1994.
Christmas Songs Plate, 1994.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1984.
Christmas Songs Plate, 1984.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1983.
Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1983.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1993.
Christmas Songs Plate, 1993.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1977.
Christmas Songs Plate, 1977.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1989.
Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1989.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1986.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1986.
Bjorn Wiinblad ALADIN in the Enchanted Garden Porcelain Plate by Rosenthal.
ALADIN in the Enchanted Garden Porcelain Plate by Rosenthal.
Plate Decorative Vintage Bjorn Wiinblad The Magic Flute Queen of the Night.
Plate Decorative Vintage Bjorn Wiinblad The Magic Flute Queen of the Night.
Mid Century German Rosenthal Romanze Bjorn Wiinblad Bud Vase.
Mid Century German Rosenthal Romanze Bjorn Wiinblad Bud Vase.
Vintage Bjorn Wiinblad Studio Line Rosenthal Germany FREE SHIPPING.
Vintage Bjorn Wiinblad Studio Line Rosenthal Germany FREE SHIPPING.
Spring Bjorn Wiinblad Four Seasons Plate For Nymølle.
Spring Bjorn Wiinblad Four Seasons Plate For Nymølle.
Bjørn Wiinblad unique handmade wall decoration 1970s woman's face glazed ceramic.
Unique handmade wall decoration 1970s woman’s face glazed ceramic.
Bjorn Wiinblad Coffee Table Hand Decorated Tiles.
Coffee Table Hand Decorated Tiles.
Pair of Early Bjorn Wiinblad Art Pottery Mermaid Candlesticks.
Pair of Early Bjorn Wiinblad Art Pottery Mermaid Candlesticks.
Danish Studio Ceramic Woman Figure with Bowl and Hat in the style Bjron Wiimblad.
Danish Studio Ceramic Woman Figure with Bowl and Hat.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1985.
Christmas Songs Plate by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal from 1985.
Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal Studio Line, Porcelain Vide Poche.
Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal Studio Line, Porcelain Vide Poche.
Vintage Plate Christmas Carols on Porcelain Silent night, holy night Rosenthal.
Vintage Plate Christmas Carols on Porcelain Silent night, holy night Rosenthal.
Pair of Studio Line Candlesticks by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal, 1970s.
Pair of Studio Line Candlesticks, 1970s.
Rare Gold Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal Vase, 1970s.
Rare Gold Vase, 1970s.
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