Sigvard Bernadotte 1907–2002
Sigvard Bernadotte was one of Sweden’s most renowned designers, creating everything from tableware, and everyday objects to patterns and carpets. The second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigvard Bernadotte was born a prince, though he lost his royal status in 1934 when he married a commoner.
Bernadotte got his design career start as an apprentice under Olle Hjortzberg then he went on to design silver for Georg Jensen and movie sets for MGM. In 1950, in collaboration with Acton Bjørn, he opened up his first industrial design studio, Bernadotte and Bjørn. Bernadotte’s designs are known for being stylish and functional and today he is fondly remembered as the Prince of Industrial Design.