Ostindia is one of Rörstrand's most classic series, cherished for generations since 1932. Drawing inspiration from its rich history, Rörstrand expands the Ostindia series by introducing elegantly designed vases and plant pots, two new product categories that, like the entire existing Ostindia family, blend tradition and modernity to bring harmony to the home.

Ostindia was launched in 1932 and has been voted the century's tableware. The inspiration for the series stems from a porcelain shard found on a ship that sank in 1745 off the coast of Gothenburg while returning from China. The cargo was salvaged, and the shard, from a porcelain plate, ended up in a cupboard at Rörstrand, where the then-manager Knut Almström's wife spotted it one day and uttered the memorable words: “Knut, I think you should do something with this.” In 1932, the Chinese shard served as a model for the new Rörstrand tableware with the now-classic pattern.

​​The pattern design of Ostindia was created by the legendary pattern draughtsman Nils Emil Lundström, who designed patterns for Rörstrand for 40 years. The new vases and pots were developed in collaboration with Anna Lerinder, one of Sweden's foremost porcelain designers, who has designed Ostindia Floris, Swedish Red List, and Mille Oiseau. All have been recognized for their clean and minimalist shapes, which are Anna Lerinder's signature. The vases and pots are made of strong, durable feldspar porcelain and are perfect for a small or large bouquet, or alternatively, a plant.

“Ostindia is an iconic design classic, and by introducing vases and pots, we expand its timeless beauty into interior objects as well. With the beautiful blue floral patterns adorning the vases and the elegant shapes of the pots, we offer items that elevate home decor to new heights. They can be used in many creative ways; as decorations on the windowsill, as part of a beautiful table setting, or why not give them as an appreciated gift,” says Malin Herdevall, Brand Manager, Rörstrand.

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