Interiors / Society

“He was self-confident, romantic, playful, perceptive and a complete financial idiot”: The legacy of Stig Lindberg

By Clare McInerney

‘Gunnel’ wool rug, €2,490. Stig Lindberg x Layered. Photo: Frederik Lieberath

Swedish designer and illustrator Stig Lindberg is more than just a household name, he’s a household presence. One of the most influential figures in that sacred period of 20th century Scandinavian design history, Lindberg’s textiles, ceramics and wallpaper imbue our lives with colour and character. From the leafy graphic repetition of ‘Berså’ to the organic whimsy of ‘Pottery’, we delve into the enduring appeal of Lindberg’s legacy