Bjørn Wiinblad

monumental floor lamp
Wiinblad Studio Denmark, c. 1970
glazed stoneware, linen, brass

Bjørn Wiinblad (20 September 1918 - 8 June 2006), was a Danish painter, designer and artist in ceramics, silver, bronze, textiles, and graphics. His work has been shown widely in Europe, in the United States of America first in 1954 and in Japan, Australia and Canada in 1968.

His textile work was used for costumes for numerous ballets and stage presentations. Characteristics of Wiinblad's work include whimsical round-faced people, dressed in vaguely 19th-century costume.

They are often surrounded by natural elements: twining vines, floral wreaths, and fantastical trees. When Wiinblad employed color, he did so with great assurance. His colors are saturated and strong--sometimes almost psychedelic--and are often supplemented with metallic gold or silver.

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