I doubt I'm exaggerating when I say that Stig Lindberg's "Bersa" design for Gustavsberg, Sweden is quite possibly the most sought-after pattern in modern day ceramics. It's simple and beautiful, and always printed on the most equally simple and beautiful forms. Stig Lindberg was one of the most important post-war designers, not just of porcelain, but also illustration and industrial design.
For some reason, I always find myself drawn to design on porcelain. Some, (maybe even most?), of my favorite designers of all time work in porcelain, (Stig Lindberg, Russel & Mary Wright, etc.). For a very long time I've admired Stig Lindberg's work, and hope that one day I'll own a piece of his. (Maybe that tea pot below??)
And is it just me, or does he look remarkably like the guy on the cover of The Smiths Best Of album??