Stig Lindberg, Swedish (1916 - 1982)

Stig Lindberg

Stig Lindberg (August 17, 1916 in Umeå, Sweden–April 7, 1982 in San Felice Circeo, Italy) was a Swedish ceramic designer, glass designer, textile designer, industrial designer, painter, and illustrator.

Stig Lindberg is for many people a representative of the joie-de-vivre spirit of the 1950s. He became renowned for his designs in china, enamel and textile and also achieved prominence as an illustrator and sculptor. Pottery arrived in 1947 in an era that saw Stig Lindberg working with the natural theme that was later to become his hallmark.

1962 Gold Medal at the First International Ceramics Festival in Prague
One of Sweden's most important postwar designers, Lindberg created whimsical studio ceramics and graceful tableware lines during a long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory. Stig Lindberg studied painting at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. In 1937, he went to work at Gustavsberg under Wilhelm Kåge. In 1949, he was named Kåge's successor as art director. From this period until he left Gustavsberg in 1980, he designed individual ceramic items, as well as factory produced ranges and lines of dinnerware. He achieved fame for his eccentric forms and whimsical decoration. In 1982, he died due to a myocardial infarction.

His work was featured in an exhibition, Utställning: ©Stig Lindberg (Exhibition: ©Stig Lindberg), at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm from 11 May 2006 to 25 February 2007.

Career

1937–1957 and 1970–1980 Gustavsberg (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

Awards

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

Works

The Veckla Vase (1950)
The Reptil Vase (1950)
The Domino Vase (1956)

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