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Sigvard Bernadotte

Sigvard Bernadotte

Designer

Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002) Swedish prince, industrial art and industrial designer. Already in 1930, he started cooperating with Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie for which he designed elegant hollowware in classicizing and functionalist styles. This cooperation lasted until 1980. Together with Danish designer Acton Bjørn, he established Scandinavia's first industrial design office.

After 1964, Bernadotte worked as a freelance designer. As the second son of King Gustaf VI Adolf, he lost his place in the line of succession to the Swedish throne when he married the commoner Erika Patzek in 1934. In 1951, he was created Count of Wisborg.