Relaunch: modern & nostalgic
As part of the Rosendahl group, the Bjørn Wiinblad design comes to life again as a re-launch. The extensive heritage of the artist is reinterpreted in a modern, functional context. New and yet so charming, that the designs touch new generations as well as nostalgic collectors.
Bjørn Wiinblad was a Danish artist and graphic designer. Born in 1918 in Copenhagen, Wiinblad showed early talent for drawing. At the age of 17, he began a traineeship as a typesetter, but quickly realized that his passion was art. Finally, Wiinblad was accepted onto the Graphic Programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and continued his artistic career there.
Although raised in Copenhagen, the style of Wiinblad was anything but "Danish". In contrast to the functionalism prevailing in Denmark, Wiinblad applied himself to imaginative and romantic art that was no longer limited to paper only. Quickly, Wiinblads’ art evolved from pure drawing to ceramic works.
Wiinblad autodidactically learned several ceramic techniques. But Wiinblad did not only use ceramics, but also upholstery, glass, textiles, posters as a canvas for his drawings and even complete hotel interiors have been adorned with the romantic, fairytale-like drawings by the Dane.
Website of Bjørn Wiinblad