Another of my favorite designers, the late great Swedish designer Stig Lindberg. Like all good designers he worked in ceramics, glass and textiles as well as being equally successful as an industrial designer, painter, and illustrator. Plus he was a pretty interesting looking bloke. I am all for the glasses, bow tie and pipe combo!
If I could have a piece of his work right now I would have to say I'd take a plate like this one I found on this great japanese website that he designed for Gustavsberg Ceramics.
If only I had paid attention in Japanese classes! Can you imagine!