Gunnar Nylund White Stoneware Table Lamp
Elegant stoneware table lamp by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, 1940s or 50s. Striped relief decor accenting the curved shape and a matte cream-white glaze with speckles. Marked 2nd factory sorting, likely due to a defect in the glaze, see last image. The same model was previously available in light blue.
- Height: 29 cm, 38 cm including shade.
- Designer: Gunnar Nylund
- Maker: Rörstrand
- Material: Stoneware
- Signed: R, three crowns, G.N., 2nd sorting mark
- Wiring: Rewired by professional. White textile cord and brass fittings, EU-plug.
- Shade: White linnen, diameter: 36 cm, height: 12 cm
- Condition: In great vintage condition with only minor traces of use, a few black marks.
Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997)
Gunnar Nylund was a Danish-Finnish painter, designer and sculptor. His parents were the well known Finnish sculptor Felix Nylund and the Danish born artist Fernanda Jacobson-Nylund.
In 1925, Nylund began architectural studies in Copenhagen. However, he soon left to begin work at Bing & Gröndahl's porcelain factory. In 1929, he quit B&G to start his own ceramic studio, in Saxbo, along with chemist Nathalie Krebs. Nylund was responsible for shaping the goods while Krebs did the glazing and firing.
After an exhibition in Stockholm, Nylund was offered the position as Artistic Director at Rörstrand. At Rörstrand, he received great support for his modern ideas and made his most important contributions as an artist. He was employed at Rörstrand for most of the early 1930's and remained until mid 1950's.
Nylund is regarded as one of the most important ceramists of the 20th century.
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