Karin Björquist, Tea, Gustavsberg, Sweden. 1950s | Karin Björquist, born 1927, is an artist who combines functionalism with aesthetic beauty. She has won many awards, including the Milan Gold Medal 1954, the Lunning Prize 1963 and the Prince Eugen Medal 1982. Her works is represented at several museums around the world. The Nobel service was honoured with the award "Excellent Swedish Design" in 1992 by the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.