Sigvard Bernadotte


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Sigvard Bernadotte - Designer

If you think of the designer Sigvard Bernadotte, you start remembering his silver works. In the 30’s, he was employed at Georg Jensen’s studio; a contract between those two, signed in 1930, has never been invalidated.

Besides silver, Bernadotte works with different materials like ceramics, glass, stannous, plastic and textiles, only to mention a few of them. In his career as designer he illustrated books, furniture and whole interior decorations. One of his first works, for example, was the design of a poster for Sweden’s first tone – motion picture.

Sigvard Bernadotte’s career can be divided in two sections quite early, on the one hand the collaboration with Acton Bjorn in Copenhagen and on the other hand his own design studio in Stockholm.

Bernadotte was one of the founders of the Swedish Association of Industry Designers, SID (Föreningen Svenska Industridesigners), and for many years he was president of the ICSID, the International Council of Associations for Industrial Design.

The design objects that he creates used to be modern and is still up-to-date; the stirring bowl that he designed for the Danish company Rosti, is still being sold with great success.

Even the trademark of the well-known Swedish chocolate bears Sigvard Bernadotte’s signature, as well as the blue wagons of the Stockholm Metro.

Last but not least, he is the uncle of the Danish Queen Margarethe.


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