It has now been a century since the imaginative Jack-of-all-trades was born and Stig Lindberg is more popular than ever. His timeless design is just as contemporary and popular as during his heydays in the 1950’s when his textiles, china, illustrations for children’s books and television sets were featured in every Swedish home. And now you’ll find his playful, slightly surrealistic, extremely beautiful and decorative patterns on walls all over the place. Just as Stig would have liked it.
The pattern with its stylized green leaves is one of the most loved by the Swedish people. The china was sold in immense quantities during the 1960’s and is considered an icon in Swedish homes today.
You ́ll find new clever details in this classic pattern every time you look at it. It was first displayed at an exhibition by NK (the Nordic Company) together with several others of Stig Lindberg’s imaginative textile patterns.
To Stig Lindberg, pottery was both the starting point and final step of his career. In the early 1940’s he designed statues and he also taught pottery at university. This is a pattern that changes its shape every time you look at it.
A pattern from the large, playful collection that Stig Lindberg composed for an exhibition at NK (the Nordic Company) in 1947. The managing director, Astrid Sampe fell in love with the pattern to such a degree that she had it turned into a dress. Stig Lindberg then made a necklace and bracelet of porcelain flowers for the dress that is now on display at the Nordic Museum.