Designed by Royal Selangor's first creative head Anders Quistgaard, Sovereign represents a milestone for the brand; its inaugural collection in a bright, mirror-like finish akin to silver. Unveiled in 1981, its subtly modernised Queen Anne style, which displays the brilliant finish to advantage, continues to grace tables today as effortlessly as at its debut. In 1984, Sovereign won a Gold Medal in the Excellence in Quality & Design category at Germany’s Leipzig International Fair.
Anders Quistgaard (1944-2000) established Royal Selangor’s first dedicated design department in 1978, heading it from inception to 1987. Son of designer Jens Quistgaard (1919-2008), Anders was a creative polymath, introducing production innovations, and responsible for the design of some of Royal Selangor’s most iconic collections.