Stig Lindberg

1916 – 1982

One of Sweden’s most important postwar designers, Stin Lindberg was a ceramic designer, glass designer, textile designer, industrial designer, painter, and illustrator.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.24Stig Lindberg, by Anna Larsdotter

Stig Lindberg studied painting at the Swedish College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and in 1937, he went to work as a ceramics painter at the Gustavsberg pottery factory under Wilhelm Kage. Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.30

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.38Design Arbour : Photo Maerto auction house

He later succeeded Kage as Art Director of the company. During this period and until 1980, he designed individual ceramic items, as well as factory produced ranges and lines of dinnerware. Lindberg branched out taking his designsinto other areas such as wallpaper, fabric and illustrating books. He achieved fame for his eccentric forms and whimsical decoration and returned to teach as a senior design lecturer at his former college.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.45Snurran, vase/candlestick Stig Lindberg photo: Bukowski’s Auction house

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.50Stig Lindberg : Tusenkonstnären by Gisels Eronn Photo : Thomas Svensson

Lindberg was part of the golden age of the Swedish creative art industry last century; being most remembered for his work in the 1950’s and the 1960’s. He was one of the most prominent designers showing wide creative aesthetics with quirky, colourful and illustrative ideas all having a great impact on the Swedish Interior decorative style.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.56Melodi textile pattern by Stig Lindberg

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.06Bulbous was drawn by Stig Lindberg in 1947 and is a typical example of the innovative, ingenious and billowing bulb shapes that are found on his ceramics from the same period.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.17Herbarium fabric

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.30Pottery fabric and Lustgården fabric.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.37Bulbous wallpaper.




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