Explore the rattan collection
Hundreds of Josef Frank’s creations were furniture items made entirely of rattan and over the years at Svenskt Tenn, he began a close collaboration with basket maker John Larsson, whose workshop was located in Stockholm’s Old Town. Today, the workshop is run by his granddaughter Erica, in the same place, a cellar about three kilometres from Svenskt Tenn’s store on Strandvägen. All of the company’s rattan furniture is made here.
The classic daybed, coffee table and Chair 1184 are all new to the Svenskt Tenn rattan range. In the chair, the angular carpentry that is so often found in wood chairs is replaced by soft turns and smooth curves. The shape clearly illustrates the versatility of rattan. The lathe back has the same design as in Josef Frank’s Chair 1165, and represents a recurring basket weaving pattern.