Figgjo was founded in 1941 as Figgjo Kraftselskap by Harald Lima and Sigurd Figved. Production involved using local clays to create glazed earthen ware. The company changed its name to Figgjo Fajanse ( Art Pottery) in 1949 and soon after exporting to Denmark and England began. Figgjo started its production of Vitro Porcelain moving into the commercial area, providing porcelain for restaurants and cafes. The release of Figgjo 35 in 1961 was followed 8 years later by the Award for Design Excellence for the same series. It was white, plain, functional and sleek in design. The company merged with Stavanger Flint in 1968. Over this period of time there were several notable designers and artists working at the factory creating many ionic designs well sought after today. These designs were often whimsical and bright, very different from previous china decorations. Amongst them the ever popular Lotte and Market by Turi Gramstad Oliver. Other designs include Saga, Viking, AnnMarie, Arden and Granada to name a few.Those growing up in the 1960's would have memories of Lotte and Market on display in Department Store windows and gracing the dressers of parents. Figgjo closed down the Stanager Flint factory in 1979 and the name changed to Figgjo AS. Figgjo is still producing ceramics today and has a world wide customer base.