Saturday, 8 March 2014

Book a week...Stig Lindberg

This weeks book is a bit tricky to read as it is written in Swedish! I love the work of Stig Lindberg & unfortunately do not own any pieces as it is very collectable & therefore commands a high price.  This book has many illustrations of his work & I've posted a few of my favorites....I think I found this book in Ebay a couple of years ago. You may be able to find one here

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

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.

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