This very large Stig Lindberg wall tile plaque measures 13.5" across by 10.5" high by about 1/2" thick, a wonderful mid-century jewel produced by Lindberg c1960. Stig Lindberg designed tiles and many other mid-century objects for Gustavsberg's Porcelain Factory beginning in 1937 until 1980. This tile has a screaming mid-century design, which presents as 'The Scarecrow'. It is glazed in fabulous bright blues and greens, with a very modern mid-century style, and rich textured crystalline glazes. It is marked 'StigL.' on the lower right face of the tile, and it bears a sticker from the Gustavsberg Factory on the backside, along with the impressed Gustavsberg mark. It still retains its original wall hanger on the backside. This plaque is in studio original condition, no apologies. If you are a fan of Stig's work, or Lisa Larson (another design giant from the Gustavsberg Factory) you will love this very handsome wall tile. If outside of the USA, please ask for a shipping quote.
More about Stig Lindberg below:
Stig Lindberg (1916–1982) designed a variety of wall plaques for Gustavsberg's Porcelain Factory during his last decades. They are made of stoneware with colorful motifs of animals and people. The expression is often stylized, surrealistic, and humorous. Lindberg is one of the most renowned representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. He is well-known for his constant creativity and exceptional eye for shapes, proportions and patterns. He worked for the Gustavsberg factory from 1937-1980. Lindberg initially worked under the direction of designer Wilhelm Kåge, and he was named Kåge's successor as art director. He is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design.
Lindberg is described as pioneering and folksy, a true Renaissance man and designer extraordinaire. There are countless ways to describe Stig Lindberg. Above all, he was one of the designers who put color and form to mid-century Sweden. Stig’s influence was quickly felt across the entirety of the design world; from slender, delicate stoneware to TV sets, washbasins, tableware, home decor, textiles, children's books, enamel, and glass art. It is easy to get lost in the sheer breadth of artistic production over Stig’s lifetime.
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