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The plant pots are available in several different sizes and a variation of beautiful colours. The bottoms of the pots are unglazed and have a drainage hole, and are thus eminently suitable for planting. The pots are made of stoneware at the Porcelain Factory in Lidköping, Sweden. The factory was founded in 2007, resurrecting the historic factory that was closed by Rörstrand in 2005/2006.
This pot is best paired with the saucer which is 16,5 cm in diameter.
The saucer is sold separately.
Designer Erika Pekkari thinks of her work as vegetation in a landscape of experiences, where ideas grow and sprout. Her love of botany has been around for many years, and she has long experience of designing pots in clay. Erika Pekkari also loves to press flowers and leaves. To feel the shape and the tactile aspects of the living material. When she created the plant pots for Svenskt Tenn, botany was part of the inspiration, as was the human need to arrange items – to cultivate and develop surroundings with vegetation.
“Botany is fantastic, both the graphic and historical part of it, Linnaeus Flora, the name of different species and the vegetation itself. To sow a seed, plant, wait and see something grow – sensuality is part of the whole process. It is living matter that is constantly changing, broken down and recreated again. The vegetation is permissive and poetic, and the plant pots were designed as a concentrated of these aspects.”
“The design itself is simple, practical. The pot has a clear task. It should be but not take over, have a strong shape and at the same time stand back for the plant. In other words, it should be a good partner to the plant or flower that is planted in it. The pot should be able to be used in different ways by different people, and be part of the changing process that belongs to creating a home.”
Designer Erika Pekkari studied at Beckmans College of Design from 1984-1987 and has worked with everything from textiles and glass to metal and wood for a host of different clients.
Keep in mind that humidity can damage table tops and other surfaces. Wipe the pot dry immediately after filling it with water, and always keep it dry to reduce the need for polishing.
Sustainability and manufacturing
Svenskt Tenn’s plant pots are produced in Sweden, and the stoneware comes from Germany. Stoneware clay has a higher percentage of quartz than earthenware clay. Stoneware can therefore be fired at higher temperatures, so it sinters, and the fired clay becomes extra durable and waterproof. The stoneware for Svenskt Tenn’s pots comes from Germany, but the pots are manufactured in Sweden.
At the Porcelain Factory in Lidköping, only water-based solutions are used in the production of Svensk Tenn’s pots. All products that are broken or have some defect are reused in the process if it has not been possible to burn them. Burned products which are discarded are sorted and used as filling material at Lidköping’s recycling centre.
How the pots are made
Erika Pekkari’s pots are produced at the Porcelain Factory in Lidköping. It takes approximately two weeks to produce a pot, and all eight employees at the factory take part in different steps in the process.
The two smallest pots in the collection are formed using a solid stoneware clay in a roller machine, while the two larger ones are cast using corresponding stoneware clay in liquid form. When these elements are completed, the pots are dried for two days before being polished manually with a sponge and water. After that, they are placed on a fire truck and subsequently burnt at 960°C. This process takes approximately 32 hours and has the consequence that the pots are no longer water-soluble. After the first burning, the pots are sprayed with a glaze, before once again being placed on fire trucks for what is referred to as smooth burning, and which takes approximately 40 hours at 1280°C. Finally, they are sorted, and the bottom of the pots is polished, after which they are packaged to be sent to Svenskt Tenn.
Sustainability in focus
Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.
Erika Pekkari Pot Tolvekarna
When Erika created the plant pots for Svenskt Tenn, botany was part of the inspiration, as was the human need to arrange items.
Home delivery65 USD
Delivery within 3-4 working days.
Delivery times and shipping costs are estimated. Actual times and prices are shown at checkout.
You can also pay with Svenskt Tenn’s gift cards.
Return & Exchange
30 day right to return
We offer a 30-day open purchase and return policy. You pay for the return shipping.
If you wish to return an item, please register it here.
30 day right to exchange
We offer a 30-day open purchase and return policy. You can exchange one item for another by placing a new order on our website. A new shipping fee will be added, and you also pay for the return shipping.
The policy do not apply to fabric by the metre or for made-to-order products. If you want to return stocked furniture, please contact Svenskt Tenn’s Customer Service.