Lindberg, Stig

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Umeå - Sweden
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Stig Lindberg is born in Umeå, Sweden on August 17, 1916. Lindberg is a Swedish ceramic designer, glass designer, textile designer, industrial designer, painter and illustrator. As one of Sweden's most important postwar designers, Lindberg created 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 (see picture). 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. He died from a myocardial infarction in San Felice Circeo in Italy on April 7, 1982. His work was featured at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm from 11 May 2006 to 25 February 2007 (text from Wikipedia).
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
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

Pictures: Portrait of Stig Lindberg (source Mother Sweden); Stig Lindberg and Wilhelm Kåge at Gustavsberg, around 1938 (source Wikipedia); braun bottle (source Tajan, Paris); two bottles (source Mother Sweden); two horses (source