From Old To Cool

by Liza Laserow

The “Green Anna” collection produced by Rörstrand’s porcelain factory  was made during the 1920’s. Katie Quinn ( makes the old dinnerwear look pretty cool!

The history of the great Swedish porcelain factory  Rörstrand, started during the 1200’s when Magnus Ladulås donated the castle was donated to Clara convent. In 1527 it was returned  to the king Gustavus Vasa. The area got its name after the clear lake shore that was overgrown with reeds. In 1726 the porcelain factory was built. It was privileged to produce true porcelain but up until 1770 the factory made faience. In 1778 Rörstrand staretd to copy the type of porcelain made in England but had some difficulties to manage the new technique and wasn’t until 1825 Rörstrand became the leading porcelain manufactory in Sweden when they modernised their ways and made printed tableware. The expanding city made the factory close in 1926 when the land was needed for housing so the production moved first to Gothenburg and then to Lindkoping.