During his long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory, Lindberg produced whimsical studio ceramics and graceful tableware lines, making him one of Sweden’s most important postwar designers.
Stig Lindberg attended the University College of Arts, Crafts and Architecture to study painting. In 1937, he began working for Wilhelm Kge at Gustavsberg. He was elected Kge’s successor as an art director in 1949. He designed individual ceramic pieces and factory-produced ranges and dinnerware lines from this time until he left Gustavsberg in 1980. He became well-known for his bizarre forms and whimsical decorations.
Summary of Career
1937–1957 and 1970–1980 Gustavsberg porcelain, art director (1949–1957, 1972–1978)
1957–1970 University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Konstfack, senior lecturer
1980–1982 Own studio, Italy
1948, 1957 Milan Triennale, gold medal
1951, 1954 Milan Trienalle, grand prix
1954 Gold Medal Art Industrial Exhibition Madrid
1955 Gold Medal at the First International Ceramics Festival in Cannes
1957 Gregor Paulsson Trophy
1962 Gold Medal at the First International Ceramics Festival in Prague
1968 Prince Eugen Medal
1970 honorary professorship by the Swedish Government
1973 Faenza, Gold Medal
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