Over the past 15 years I have been collecting ceramics and fabric designed by Stig Linberg. He is one of Sweden’s most important post war designers, Stig Lindberg, created a huge portfolio of products. He started with whimsical studio ceramics and tableware during a long career as creative director at the pottery factory Gustavsberg (founded 1825). His leaf bowls are amazing, iconic, 3-d leaf shapes, painted with abstracted leaf patterns in fantastic colours.
I still collect, but it is getting harder to find good original pieces from the hand painted range. Skandium have just been granted the rights to use the Swedish artist’s iconic artwork from the children’s book Daniel Doppsko (Daniel Tip Your Toe) for a series of mugs.