Last Friday Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented a set of silver cutlery he has designed, called CPB 2091. The Prince is educated a designer from Rhode Island School of Design in the USA and from Forsbergs skola in Stockholm.
Many of the Bernadottes have held artistic skills and Prince Carl Philip is not the first designer in the family. His cousin Oscar Magnuson designs glasses and while Prince Eugen was best known as a painter, he also tried his hand as a designer. Most famous is however Prince Carl Philip’s great-uncle, Sigvard Bernadotte, who after losing his royal title upon marrying a commoner created a name for himself as an industrial designer.
TV4’s “Nyhetsmorgon” yesterday had an interview with the Prince about his work as a designer and photographer as well as his current agricultural studies. In the interview Prince Carl Philip says he only became interested in design the year after Sigvard Bernadotte died, so he never had the chance to discuss design with his great-uncle.
Press release: http://www.kungahuset.se/kungafamiljen/aktuellahandelser/2009aretsaktuellahandelser/cpb2091ettsvensktsilverbestickmedinternationellkaraktar.5.6b0698e911fa8f9005880008103.html