Stig Lindberg (1916 – 1982) – Swedish Ceramic, Designer, Painter

Ceramic bowls by Stig Lindberg
Ceramic bowls by Stig Lindberg

Stig Lindberg (1916 – 1982) was a Swedish ceramic, glass, textile, industrial designer, painter, and illustrator.

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.

Stig Lindberg Pottery Tray, 27x20 cm
Stig Lindberg Pottery Tray, 27×20 cm

Summary of Career

1937–1957 and 1970–1980 Gustavsberg porcelain, art director (1949–1957, 1972–1978)

1947–1982 Nordiska Kompaniet, textile designer

1957–1970 University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Konstfack, senior lecturer

1980–1982 Own studio, Italy

Recognition

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

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Wikipedia contributors. (2020, December 18). Stig Lindberg. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:37, March 31, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stig_Lindberg&oldid=994999638

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