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Gunnar Nylund 'ARO' Bowl

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An ellipse-shaped bowl designed by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Sweden, circa 1955. 

This bowl's swooping form reflects Rörstrand's elegant & influential output during the 1950's; the golden age of Swedish design. The distinctive shape is both fluid and beautifully proportioned, and demonstrates Nylund's organic approach to Modernism. 

The bowl features a varied chocolate brown glaze and has a silky matte finish. The rim is highlighted with vibrant tones of yellow ochre, whilst the brown & mustard colours blend into soft vertical lines across the whole piece, pooling into dapples at the bowl's centre.

Nylund was the artistic director at Rörstrand for more than 30 years, in which time he helped to establish the factory as a formidable leader in Scandinavian ceramics. This piece comes from one of the most celebrated periods of Nylund's career. 

Model Number: ARO

Designer: Gunnar Nylund

Manufacturer: Rörstrand

Year of Design: C. 1955

Dates Produced: C. 1955-60

Colour: Brown, Orange, Yellow

Width: 16 cm, Depth: 12 cm, Height: 7.5

Condition: Very good, Factory First. Some wear to the base in the form of tiny ‘fleabites’, please see images.

Branding: Incised with Rörstrand mark, ‘GN Sweden’, and model number 'ARO'