Bjørn Wiinblad was born in Copenhagen in 1918 and died in 2006. He studied painting and illustration at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen under Jörgensen. It was during this time that he discovered his love for ceramics.
Bjørn Wiinblad took inspiration from music, theatre and from the world of fairy tales. He designed ceramics using a range of techniques, but his work also ranged from posters, postcards, stage backdrops for theatre and ballets to bronzes, tapestries and even drapery and wallpaper. He was a major influence in developing the fantastical element of Rosenthal’s studio-line with his multitude of ceramic decorations and gift items. Bjørn Wiinblad’s work is displayed in numerous museums and special exhibitions. He lived and worked in his “blue house” near to Copenhagen.