Wiwen Nilsson (1897—1974)

Wiwen Nilsson was one of the most celebrated and influential silversmiths of his time. He was the son of silversmith Anders Nilsson and started his career working for his father. He debuted at the Gothenburg Exhibition of 1923 with a very strict, graphic coffee set which was met with very bad reviews.
However later, in 1930, his designs became a huge success as it seems general taste was then finally ready for them. Typical of Wiwen Nilssons designs are the clean, geometric lines that express the beauty of the material.