Anne Nilsson was born in 1953 and became a designer at Hoganas Keramik AB after training in glass and ceramics at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. From 1982 to 1999 she designed for Orrefors, 2000 for IKEA, and from 2001-2005 for Kosta Boda. She has won numerous awards and is considered a renowned designer.