horizontal printed pattern of vases, faces and hands, goblets, mugs and trees in red, greens, aqua blue against dark blue ground

%C2%A9 Nordiska Kompaniet %2F %22Pottery%22 %2C Stig Lindberg%2C 1947

Pottery, 1947

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With this Pottery fabric, Stig Lindberg unites the vision of Swedish design in the post-World War II (1939–45) period. Stylized vase, goblet, and cup forms nestle together in repeated rows, punctuated by human figures contemplating and admiring the pottery lineup. Disembodied arms also appear and seem to reach for the ceramics or natural items that are interspersed. Pottery marked the beginning of Lindberg’s prolific career as a textile designer for the Stockholm department store Nordiska Kompaniet. With its graphically strong, whimsical, colorful motifs that reveal the artist’s hand, Pottery captures the humor in postwar design. Not surprisingly, Lindberg also illustrated children’s books.

Details
Title
Pottery
Artist Life
1916-1982
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2016.45
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horizontal printed pattern of vases, faces and hands, goblets, mugs and trees in red, greens, aqua blue against dark blue ground

© Nordiska Kompaniet / "Pottery" , Stig Lindberg, 1947

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