Sigurd Person - Scandinavian designer and a True Modernist
Sigurd Persson showing his coffee pot in 1999 made of sterling silver with wooden handle of Padouk. The pot was later donated to the National Museum in Stockholm
Sigurd Persson, 1914-2003, was a Swedish professor, precious blacksmith and sculptor. He counts as one of the 20th century's biggest Swedish designers. He is the brother of leather artist Susie Persson (1916-2005) and the goldsmith Eleonora Persson (1918-1994).
His father had in 1912 opened a gold smithy in town, where Sigurd eventually went as a student. Persson took his journeyman's examination in 1938. In 1942, he opened a studio in the city of Stockholm.
Persson continued his activity until his death and showed, during his career, a wide register and designed objects in silver, stainless steel, cast iron, enamel, glass and plastics. The works often draw inspiration from nature with stylized organic traits. His work is represented in several museums worldwide, including the National Museum and the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Helsingborg Museum, Det Danske Kunstindistrimuseum in Copenhagen, the Kunstindustimuseet in Oslo, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Musée des Arts Décoratife in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.