Stig Lindberg (1916–1982) Sweden

Stig Lindberg was a Swedish illustrator and designer who mainly worked with ceramics.

Lindberg studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in Stockholm, which was known as Tekniska Skolan at that time. He was a multifaceted artist and from 1947 to 1949 he worked as a designer for Målerås glassworks, designed textiles for NK, and also illustrated books. In 1949 Lindberg became artistic director at Gustavsberg porcelain factory and the following year he introduced several new ceramic series. He later moved on to become head teacher of ceramics at the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in 1957, where he remained until 1972. While teaching at the University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, he designed for Kosta glassworks and the Danish Holmegaard glassworks, and also designed informal porcelain and much more for Gustavsberg.

Some of Lindberg's more famous dinner service sets are: "Aveny", "Berså", "Birka", "Löv", "Spisa Ribb", "Traktör" and "Åland". His designs do not reflect the typical Scandinavian idiom, but rather are playful, colorful and humorous. His works can be found at Nationalmuseum and Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

 

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