Stig Lindberg

Biography

Stig Lindberg Picture: Stig Lindberg Stig Lindberg, the world famous Swedish designer and illustrator, was born in Umeå, Sweden in 1916.

After examination at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden, Stockholm in 1936 he started to work at the Gustavsberg porcelain factory.

The China bone Berså tableware, manufactured by Gustavsberg 1960-74, became one of Lindberg's most popular products.
Today Berså appears as a symbol of the Swedish 1960's style. It was reintroduced in 2005.

During 1957-1972 Stig Lindberg worked as head teacher of ceramics at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden. Two of his pupils were Bertil and Ulrika Hydman-Vallien, today world famous glass artist.

Stig Lindberg also designed art glass for Kosta Boda and Holmegaard, plastic household articles and television sets for Luma.

Stig Lindberg also worked with textile designer Astrid Sampe for NK's Textile Studio and with illustrations for the Swedish author Lennart Hellsing’s children's book about the Krakel Spektakel character.

1980 Lindberg completed his work at Gustavsberg and moved to San Felice Cicero in Italy. He died in 1982 at the age of 66.

Awards: 1948 Gold Medal, Triennale
1951 and 1954 Grand Prix Triennale
1954 Gold Medal Art Industry Exhibition Madrid
1955 Gold Medal at the First International Ceramic Festival in Cannes
1962 Gold Medal at the First International Ceramic Festival in Prague
1968 Prins Eugen Medal
1970 Honorary Professor of the Swedish Government

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