Handyman, artist or architect - there is no adjective enough to describe Stig Lindberg and his many accomplishments. He is one of Sweden's most beloved designers and today his colourful designs offer a taste of surrealism to popular collectibles.
Stig Lindberg started his career as a 21-year-old at Gustavsbergs porcelain factory where he asked for a summer job. The factory was struggling at the time and the boss declined to hire him, to which the stubborn Stig Lindberg replied: "If you hire me, I will make sure that there is work at the factory." And this he did. Stig Lindberg made a huge success of Gustavsbergs porcelain factory and was employed there until his death in 1982. With his curiosity and ground-breaking ideas, he was very influential, especially during the years as an artistic leader.
Stig Lindberg was not only a creative aesthetic, he was even more adept at combining form with function. You might say that Stig Lindberg furnished the Swedish public home. During his long career, he came to design everything from fabrics to citrus presses and televisions. It is widely accepted that if you grew up in Sweden during the 1950s and 1960s, you would not have avoided the Berså and Spisa Ribb tableware collections.