Sundberg spent much of his career learning a meticulous and labor-intensive set of crafts only to subvert such training with crass humor and a refashioning of the process itself. For almost a decade he worked at Orrefors Glassworks, a prestigious maker of high-quality glassware, founded at the turn of the 19th century in a small Swedish village. It was there that he developed a process through which glassworks could be imprinted with commercial decals in a manner similar to earthenware. Yet much of the art that he has shown has aimed to upend the traditional design concepts that he had mastered. Sundberg is known for taking domestically useful and functional objects—vases, table lamps—and mutating them into to be unusable forms.