Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) was one of Sweden’s great ceramicists of the 20th century, though, like many designers of his day, he worked in many media—including plastics, textiles, enamel, and glass—and designed graphics and products as well. In 1937, Lindberg went to work at Stockholm-based ceramics company Gustavsberg and was heavily influenced by the artistic director at the time, Wilhelm Kåge, who he later succeeded. Lindberg’s most famous designs were his Berså leaf-pattern tableware and his Prunus tableware, named for its repeating blue prunes. Lindberg’s designs were exhibited around the globe and he worked into the 1980s until his death in 1982.