- Also known as
Rörstrand Porcelain Factory
primary name: Rörstrand Porcelain Factory
other name: Rörstrand Porslinfabrik
- organisation; manufacturer/factory; Swedish
- Other dates
- 1726- (founded)
- Rörstrand, nr Stockholm until 1932 when they moved to Lidköping
- Rörstrand was founded in 1726 as a faience factory just outside Stockholm. From 1758 enamel painting and gilding were introduced and in 1783 cream coloured earthenware was produced. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Rorstrand was Sweden's largest ceramic producer and had about one thousand employees at the turn of the century. In 1895 Alf Wallander was appointed as art director and produced his first designs in Art Nouveau style. In 1914 the company bought the Goteborg Porcelain Factory and finally moved production to that site in 1926. It moved once more to Lidkoping where a new factory was built in 1935. Rorstrand is now owned by the Finnish conglomerate Hackman, who also own Arabia and Gustavsberg..
- Baeckstrom,A. 'Rörstrand och dese tillverkninger, 1726-1926', Stockholm 1930
'Rörstrand under tre Århundraden 1726-1943', exhibition catalogue, National Museum, Stockholm, 1943
'Three centuries of Swedish Pottery', exhibition catalogue, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1959
Lutteman, H.Dahlbäck. 'Svenkst 1900 tals Keramik', Västerås 1985
For recent brief factory histories in English, see J. Opie, 'Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass, Exhibiton catalogue, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1989 and Eidelberg,E. (ed) Design 1935-1965. What Modern Was, exhibition catalogue, Montreal and New York, 1991, 395-6
Nystrom, Bengt, 'Rorstrand Porcelain- Art Nouveau masterpieces', New York 1996.