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Rorstrand Fiesta

Rorstrand “Fiesta” was produced c1950s by Rorstrand Sweden. It is a timeless design, equally at home in a contemporary kitchen. This was a golden era for Rorstrand, with designers like Marianne Westman, Birger Kaipiainen, and Inger Person working there. The designs by Marianne Westman are said to have produced 45% of the company’s turnover in the 1950’s to mid 1960’s

However I haven’t been able to ever find any reference to the designer of “Fiesta” which came in 3 colour-ways. Yellow, Red and Blue.

The design is a simple, striking design consisting of a black line pattern, over hand-painted yellow, blue or red banding. The forms are simple, generous, streamlined and elegant.

Rostrand Fiesta

Rostrand Fiesta – Yellow Variation

Rostrand Fiesta - Yellow Variation

Rostrand Fiesta – Yellow Variation

Rostrand Fiesta - Yellow Variation

Rostrand Fiesta – Yellow Variation

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Rorstrand Sweden “Amanda”, Christina Campbell

Rorstrand “Amanda” – Designer, Christina Campbell.

Christina Campbell , (b1940) Sweden is a Swedish graphic artist and printmaker. She studied both as a Graphic Designer, and Ceramicist (Konstindustololan avd. Ceramics Gothenburg 1961 – 1965 (now HDK), Grafikskolan Forum Malmö 1968 – 1972). 

She worked for Rörstrand Swedn 1966-1972, where she created the designs: Amanda, Agda, Pyret, Tobias, Klunk, Glunt, Augusta, Mamsell, Laban and Karolina.

I have only recently discovered “Amanda”. The design was in production at Rorstrand from 1968-77.

It is on the same forms as many other designs during this era, and I really like the way Christina uses blue and brown hues together in this design. I also really like the graphic elements on “Amanda” – and how the pattern suits the forms so well. Equally I love the graphic boldness of “Tobias” by Christina.

Since her time at Rorstrand, Christina has mainly devoted herself to graphics and etching. Her work is well represented in Museums and Galleries in Sweden and Denmark, and she has held over 50 exhibitions since the 1970s. You can visit her current website HERE


Rorstrand "Amanda" Creamer & Sugar Bowl

Rorstrand “Amanda” Creamer & Sugar Bowl

Rorstrand "Amanda" Bowl

Rorstrand “Amanda” Bowl

Rorstrand "Amanda" Casserole

Rorstrand “Amanda” Casserole

Rorstrand "Amanda" Casserole

Rorstrand “Amanda” Casserole, Top View

Rorstrand "Amanda" Backstamp

Rorstrand “Amanda” Backstamp

The designs by Christina,  apart from “Amanda” seem to be hard to get hold of, but I did spot 3 of them on Etsy Read more