Picnic inspiration from Svenskt Tenn

Garden Picnic

Invite friends and family to an irresistible picnic where colourful textiles, soft seating areas and Italian influences create a festive atmosphere. Find all the inspiration you need for this summer's outdoor celebrations.

This summer’s collection and exhibition by Margherita Maccapani Missoni reflects her characteristically eclectic and playful style. A recurring theme is the picnic – an event that, according to Margherita, manifests the easy-going and relaxed Italian attitude.

I love making picnics an event and like to go all out. Low tables, a sea of cushions and throws, well-stocked baskets and colourful table settings are the key to creating an inviting environment. For me, who loves setting the table but doesn’t like to cook, this is a perfect way to socialise.

– Margherita Maccapani Missoni

Cushions & rugs

The key to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere is to not skimp on cushions, throws and rugs in different colours, shapes and sizes. These are ideal for comfortable seating and can also keep guests warm on chilly evenings. The playful heart-shaped cushions, in prints by Josef Frank, are hand-sewn and based on an idea and vision by Margherita Maccapani Missoni for the summer 2023 collection.

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Picnic inspiration from Svenskt Tenn

An oasis under the oak trees. The summer picnic at Svenskt Tenn is a contemporary version of a garden setting that Estrid Ericson created in her summer house. She used a slate tabletop which she placed on a rough oak stump. Stones with straw plaited cushions were made to act as chairs and a mattress, upholstered in Josef Frank’s Aristidia print was placed under the oak.

I am inspired by and feel a kind of kinship with Svenskt Tenn’s founder Estrid Ericson, a woman who was ahead of her time. She was truly avant-garde – an entrepreneur who maintained great sensitivity while insistent on doing things her own way.

Margherita Maccapani Missoni

Vary your vases

Just like Svenskt Tenn’s founder, Estrid Ericson, Margherita loves to arrange flowers in drinking glasses. The Fantasia and Goto glasses are new to Svenskt Tenn’s range, and designed by Marie Brandolini, the founder of Laguna B in Italy. They are handcrafted in Murano and can be used both as drinking glasses and as vases.

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Picnic inspiration from Svenskt Tenn

Summer porcelain

The daisy-like marguerite flower has become Margherita Maccapani Missoni’s signature – a symbol that stands both for her name and her creative designs. For Svenskt Tenn’s summer 2023 collection, she has created a set of personal porcelain: an inverted marguerite as a plate and side dish, handcrafted by Ceramica Pinto in Vietri Sul Mare, Italy.

Margherita is not only my name, but an eternal source of inspiration. It is part of who I am – my botanical alter-ego.” A very characteristic Italian name, and a symbol of love and sunshine.

– Margherita Maccapani Missoni


This summer’s exhibition at Svenskt Tenn is a picnic of colours and patterns – a postcard from Italy, signed by Margherita Maccapani Missoni.