Inga-Britt “Ibe” Dahlquist is one of Sweden’s most interesting modernist silversmiths, originally from the island of Gotland.  She had her breakthrough in the 1950s with her characteristic organic silver jewelry combined with local natural elements such as fossils and stones. Dahlquist also worked for Georg Jensen from 1965 and onwards, creating pieces that were more strictly modernist, however with organic expressions that resonated with her work in her own studio.

Ibe Dahlquist shared a studio in Visby with fellow silversmith Olof Barve for several decades. Barve executed the jewelry while Dahlquist more often focused on the designs.

Pierre Forssell (1925-2004)

Pierre Forssell was an acclaimed industrial designer who produced successful series of cutlery and cookware, for among others Gense, before joining the distinguished brass foundry of Skultuna as creative director in the early 1950s. Forssell was commissioned to renew Skultuna’s product range and created several successful series of modernist interior decorating objects. He was also granted substantial artistic freedom and in this context he created limited editions of innovative objects, such as table lamps made entirely of brass.

Claës Giertta (1921-2007)

Claës Giertta was among the foremost Swedish silversmiths of the 1950s and onwards, breaking new ground in fine jewelry making and producing high quality jewelry. He got his education at Konstfack University College of Art, Crafts and Design and worked with many prestigious projects during his career, among them designing the cross for the first female ordination and the Grammis prize (1969-2007).