Karin Bjorquist

Karin Bjorquist (1927-2018)

Karin Bjorquist (1927-2018)

Born in the city of Saffle in Varmland county in western Sweden. Studied at Konstfack, Stockholm, and joined Gustavsberg in 1950 after graduating. At first, he worked as an assistant under Wilhelm Kage, who was the art director of the company. He was with Gustavsberg until 1986, during which he invented the Indigo, Kobold, Malva, and Delicates series. The Svart Ruter series, which has diamond-shaped marks everywhere, and the Vardag series, which has a deep green and heavy vessel, are long-running works.

Wörquist's greatest work is known as the Nobelservisen designed for the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize, and the tableware she designed is still used at the Nobel Prize banquet.