|The art and industrial designer Sigvard Bernadotte,
The image taking shape in the rearview mirror is
of a multi-faceted artist. What first comes to mind is his work in
silver. In the 1930s, he was responsible for the renewal of Georg
Jensens collection, and a contract between the company and the
designer, signed in December 1930, has never been annulled.
Bowls, design by Sigvard Bernadotte
Bernadottes career in design
divides easiest into two parts: one working with Acton Bjorn in Copenhagen,
and one working from his own design office in Stockholm. A large number
of designers were employed in both companies. Work in industrial design
widened Sigvard Bernadottes range he was called on to
design everything from thermos flasks to plastic kitchen implements.
Coffee kettles, design by Sigvard Bernadotte
Bernadotte was one of the founders
of the Swedish industrial designers society, SID (Föreningen
Svenska Industridesigners), and was for many years president of ICSID,
the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.