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Rörstrand was founded in the castle of Rörstrand in Stockholm, Sweden in 1726 under the direction of Johann Wolff, a German porcelain maker. This makes Rörstrand the second oldest brand of ceramics in Europe (after Meissen, 1709). The early production at Rörstrand was made in faience, the first decors were in cobalt blue inspired by porcelain from China and other foreign countries.

The period between 1930 and 1970 was certainly the most important and interesting time for the company, Fredrik Wehtje who was the chief executive officer realized the importance of employing good artists and designers such as: Gunnar Nylund, Carl-Harry Stålhane, Hertha Bengtson, Marianne Westman and Inger Persson. Those talents builded the fame of the company.