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Figgjo Fajance AS . 60’s Ceramics from Norway.

January 30, 2012

Figgjo Fajance AS is a Norwegian porcelain manufacturing company, founded in 1941.

It was based at Figgjo in the municipality of Sandnes, Norway. The company took its current form in 1968 following the merger of Stavangerflint AS with Figgjo Fajanse AS. The company has a factory, museum and factory outlet at Figgjo. It specializes in vitrified china for the domestic and professional catering markets and was founded by entrepreneurs Harald Lima and Sigurd Figved.

Lotte was a popular pattern, several designs with people were available in a stylized manner.  The company made bowls, cups and dishes, as well as wall plaques.

The company was called Figgjo Flint until the production line at Stavanger closed down in 1979, today they mass produce dishes under the name of Figgjo, but somehow I’m sure that it’s their mid century designs that people will remember the most.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2012 2:57 pm

    I just realized I have one of their pieces, thanks for the post! Do they sell in the U.S.?

    • January 30, 2012 3:01 pm

      Wow lucky you, they’re such an old company they don’t sell this ware any longer but it is quite collectable. I imagine it sells pretty much anywhere there’s a market for it. Sadly the new work is plain.

  2. January 31, 2012 12:01 pm

    I have one of these aswell! i wash it with so much care, i never want it to break.
    i ALWAYS admired the illustrations on it. just never got around to Google the company name.

    So glad to see it on here.

    • January 31, 2012 12:12 pm

      Hey Alex, thanks for the comment too. Like the style of work on your site too. Great Illustrations.

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