Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997) was a highly influential Swedish ceramicist. He was born in Paris to a Finnish-Swedish father, the well-known sculptor Felix Nylund, and the Danish-born Fernanda Jacobsen Nylund. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and started his career as a ceramist at the renowned Bing & Grøndahl Factory. In 1929, together with chemist Nathalie Krebs (1895-1978), he established the renowned Danish stoneware company SAXBO, but after two years he was recruited by the Swedish maker Rörstrand, where he served as artistic leader until 1955

Gunnar Nylund

Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997) was a highly influential Swedish ceramicist. He was born in Paris to a Finnish-Swedish father, the well-known sculptor Felix Nylund, and the Danish-born Fernanda Jacobsen Nylund. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and started his career as a ceramist at the renowned Bing & Grøndahl Factory. In 1929, together with chemist Nathalie Krebs (1895-1978), he established the renowned Danish stoneware company SAXBO, but after two years he was recruited by the Swedish maker Rörstrand, where he served as artistic leader until 1955