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Having a variety of vases in different shapes and sizes at home means that it’s always possible to select the right vase for the right occasion, with a vase of flowers making a big difference to an interior. The flowers can be varied according to the season, and changed as required to create a beautiful bunch. They go well with Svenskt Tenn’s printed fabrics and are an easy way to bring nature into a room.
Svenkt Tenn’s vases are, among other things, inspired by founder Estrid Ericson, who had a unique ability to put the right kinds of flowers into the right kinds of vases. She advocated an alignment with the colour and shape of the flowers saying: “We should have as many vases as there are species of flowers.” This is of course impossible but Svenskt Tenn strives nevertheless to have a collection of vases that comes as close to Estrid Ericson’s vision as possible.
The popular Dagg vase, designed by Carina Seth Andersson, has meant a great deal to the Swedish craft industry. In addition to the round vase being seen in many homes and in interior design reporting, it has also made a crucial difference to the glassworks where it is produced. Skruf Glassworks in Småland has been able to both employ more people and open a new kiln since the iconic glass vase first when into production. The glassworks is owned and operated by the Elm family from Skruv. Other vases produced here are Carina Seth Andersson’s Stubbe (Stub) and Kotte (Cone) vases, Michael Anastassiades’ vase Flask (Bottle), and Estrid Ericson’s Ekollon vase, among others.
Estrid Ericson had a special relationship to vases and flower arrangements. When Svenskt Tenn celebrated its fifth anniversary she presented the acclaimed exhibition “Flower arrangements & table decorations” and, in the 1940s, she showed countless simple and refined flower arrangements in different exhibitions at the store on Strandvägen 5. She often picked fresh flowers from her summerhouse in Tolvekarna – beautiful flowers that she arranged in different vases in the store.
High vases, large vases, low vases, small vases. Wide, narrow, neat and solid variants. The fact that vases are an important part of Svenskt Tenn's range is clear, and the range includes everything from classic vases from the 1920s to design vases by contemporary designers. At svenskttenn.com you can read more about our vases and deepen your knowledge of both the range and the various designers.
For example, you can read more and discover the story behind the classic Dagg vase by Carina Seth Andersson in Svenskt Tenn's online magazine and in the article about the launch of Dagg in green. Here, you can also see a film from the production at Skrufs glassworks in Småland, Sweden.
You can get tips and inspiration on how to combine different vases with different flowers on Svenskt Tenn's inspirational pages, and you can also read more about the different craftsmen and glass blowers that produce Svenskt Tenn's vases. Among other things, you will find information and stories from Humstorp metal workshop in Västergötland, where the Peruvian Urn in pewter is manufactured, and from Skrufs glassworks, which, among other things, produces the vases Dagg, Kotte and Stubbe.