Our porcelain has travelled all over the world

‘Our porcelain has travelled all over the world’

It took some time for the Europeans to figure out how to make porcelain like they did in the far east – indeed,

more than a thousand years longer than it did the Chinese.

But once the knowledge was established, porcelain making became an important craft in Europe.

Rörstrand porcelain factory developed into one of the most successful porcelain companies in Europe.

“Our products have travelled far,” says Inger Nordström, CEO at Rörstrand Museum.

“We get over 2,000 enquiries every year from people around the world who want to know more about the porcelain they treasure.”

At Rörstrand Museum, visitors can learn about the 290 years of history surrounding the renowned Our porcelain has travelled all over the world

porcelain factory in a framework exhibition that is open all year round.

One of the temporary exhibitions coming up this year focuses on Marianne Westman.

“Westman is one of Rörstrand’s most significant designers, and she created, among other porcelain ranges, the famous service Mon Amie.”

In addition to showcasing porcelain favourites by the late designer, the museum has also commissioned students at Konstfack,

the largest university of arts in Sweden, to create sketches as a homage to Westman.

The exhibition is on display from 6 June to 30 September.

Rörstrand Museum is beautifully located next to Vänern, Our porcelain has travelled all over the world

Sweden’s biggest lake, and makes a perfect excursion for the whole family.

The intimate town of Lidköping is very proud of its porcelain heritage.

“Everyone here has some connection to the factory,” says Nordström.

“Our goal is to create environments where people are the happiest and healthiest they can be, and that’s why we’re the only Svanen-certified architecture firm in Sweden.

It takes huge commitment, but we insist it’s worth doing.

Our homes have a critical biological effect on us, and many modern-day illnesses originate this way,”

says Ross and uses the fact that trans fats are still not banned and thus still widely used as yet another analogy.

“I question this, like I question everything.

Why build with materials that make us unwell? Why do houses need to be square?”

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