My Design Heroes - Stig Lindberg

My Design Heroes - Stig Lindberg

black and white photograph of Stig Lindbrerg smoking a pipe

Swedish designer, ceramisist, illustrator and painter Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) was one of Sweden's most prominent artists from the late 1930s through to the 1970s. Lindberg worked across many different fields, including industrial design, textile design, painting and glassblowing. (Working across many different fields is something I can totally relate to!). His style is graphical yet whimsical and at times surreal, with plenty of different patterns that work together in a most harmonious way!

One of his most iconic products is probably the dinnerware he designed in 1961 for the ceramics company Gustavsberg. These are still produced today and I am the proud owner of a vintage giant mug that I inherited from my grandparents.

He also collaborated with fellow Swedish author Lennart Helsing (another hero of mine! I can smell a future blog post brewing...) and I absolutely love the humorous illustrations he created for his books.

Below is a selection of some of my favourite works by him.




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Fascinating! I’ve never heard of him. Beautiful work.


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