Ingegerd Råman

Ingegerd Råman book available at American Swedish Institute.

Ingegerd Råman

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ASI was honored to host Ingegerd Råman during her visit in 2018 during our CraftBOWL exhibition.  This book is a great remembrance of that time, as well as a testament to Råmans great design talent ~ a great gift for the designer in your life who admires Nordic Design.

Ingegerd Råman is one of Sweden's most renowned designers of glass and ceramics. Simplicity and timelessness are the key characteristics of her work that have helped Råman enjoy a career of longevity and success. She creates objects that are balanced and discreet but also warm - a feeling of joy and beauty are inherent in her works.  Råman believes her objects do not come to life until they are used.  Multifunctionality plays a large role in her designs and pieces can often be combined with one another and reassembled in various combinations.



Ingegerd Råman was born in Stockholm in 1943. She trained first under Carl Malmsten at Capellagården in Öland, and later at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. In Faenza, Italy she spent a year studying ceramic chemistry. In 1967 she established a pottery in her own home in the southern Swedish province of Skåne.

Alongside her ceramic work, Ingegerd Råman has had a successful career as a glass designer, initially at the Johansfors glassworks where she worked from 1968 to 1972. When the Skruf glassworks resurfaced in 1981, lngegerd Råman became its designer. At Skruf she designed the successful glass range Bellman, which is still in production. In the late 1990s she started at Orrefors and was one of the glassmaker's most influential designers for 13 year .

Today Ingegerd Råman is a freelance designer. She still has her studio in Skåne, but also has one on Skeppsholmen island, Stockholm, where she sketches and deals with her day-to-day work tasks.

Ingegerd Råman has been awarded the title of Professor by the Swedish government, and the Prince Eugen Medal by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf. She has also received the Excellent Swedish Design award on several occasions. Moreover, she has worked with the architect Gert Wingårdh on projects such as the Swedish Embassy in Washington and the Aula Medica building at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, outside Stockholm. Today she is one of Sweden's best loved and most highly respected designers.