No one deserves the epithet of “Rörstrand’s grand old lady” better than Louise Adelborg. From 1915 to her death in 1971 this former art teacher produced decorative patterns that have always been revered by design aficionados. She first made her name with Vase in 1923. Then at the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition she used the same wheat-ear design – this time before the admiring gaze of an entire world – on porcelain that bore the name “Sweden’s National Service” and was later to become Swedish Grace. The subsequent addition of new items and new colours has proved that good design never dates.