Gunnar Nylund


Gunnar Nylund (1904–1997) was a key figure in Scandinavian ceramics, celebrated for his pioneering work in mid-20th-century design. As the artistic director at Rörstrand and later at Nymölle, Nylund's influence on Swedish pottery was profound, introducing innovative shapes and glazes that redefined ceramic aesthetics. His "Chamotte" series of stoneware, characterized by its textured surfaces and organic forms, and the sleek, biomorphic "Hare's Fur" glaze vases stand as quintessential examples of Nylund's mastery. These pieces not only exemplify the functional beauty and simplicity of Scandinavian design but also highlight Nylund's unique ability to combine utility with a profound artistic vision, ensuring his legacy within the annals of design history.