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'Mirakel' (Miracle) is one of Josef Frank's earliest prints, created during the latter half of the 1920s. It is adorned with large-scale fantasy flowers, winding lianas and a sea of dots.
“We must never forget, that we should have so much freedom in our homes that we do not have to give up an object just because it would endanger our aesthetic formalism.” - Estrid Ericson, 1939.
The British textile company GP & J Baker was founded in 1884. See and read more about the unique collaboration with Svenskt Tenn through the years.
Discover a paradise where all is not as it seems. The Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden and the dualism between good and evil. Read about the collaboration with designer Sam Wilde.
The smallest house Josef Frank designed is Villa Carlsten; a small but significant architectural construction.
Producing Svenskt Tenn’s upholstered furniture is a time-consuming process which requires great craftsmanship. A team of exceptional furniture makers lay behind the production, led by the fourth generation of the Sjögren family.
Svenskt Tenn’s founder, Estrid Ericson, was able to find relaxation at her summer house Tolvekarna (The Twelve Oaks) on Tyresö, situated just outside of Stockholm. There she created her own private paradise, a natural parallel to the ideals she expressed at her store at Strandvägen 5.
A small compact camera and a growing fascination with crafts and tailoring – already at the age of eleven, Lars Nilsson was closing in on the world that would become his as an adult.
Now, an exciting new world of prints is taking shape, with ten design students from Europe, North America and Asia creating personal and contemporary interpretations of Josef Frank's classic designs...
Eric Ericson doesn’t allow himself to be pigeonholed. He’s as much an author as a designer, publisher, artist and satirist…
In an apartment on Rådmansgatan in Stockholm, the Interior Design Studio created a unique home environment where contemporary art and modern design were combined with antiques and products selected from Svenskt Tenn’s own range.
When Estrid Ericson founded Svenskt Tenn in 1924, pewter had already established itself as one of the most exciting materials of the age…
Josef Frank’s patterns continue to achieve new triumphs. One of the reasons for the success of the world-famous patterns is screen printing – a laborious but qualitative way of printing on fabrics…
When Josef Frank corresponded with his friend Dagmar Grill in 1947, he was inspired to create thirteen fantasy houses, which in many ways came to embody his vision as an architect…
Harri Koskinen's ”Shadow play” is a modern interpretation and a visual depiction of light and shadows where two worlds meet and create room for something new.
It was an ornamentation course that gave Jakob Solgren the impetus to make a ceramic tree branch, and the branch has become something a trademark for him ever since…
“We must realise that it is we who are dependent on nature. Not the other way around.”
How and where things are produced matters in a world facing environmental challenges. The exhibition Local Design provides access to five of the Swedish workshops that have collaborated with Svenskt Tenn for many decades.
For Svenskt Tenn’s founder, Estrid Ericson, the good life was not only about luxury and exclusiveness, but also about contemplation and refinement…
Carina Seth Andersson’s “Dagg” or “Dew” vase has become a 2010s equivalent to Alvar Aalto’s 1930s “Savoy” vase…
In the store on Strandvägen 5, is Svenskt Tenn’s Interior Design Studio with interior designers, decorators and textile designers, all of them experts at decorating…
Svenskt Tenns profits go to research in areas such as sustainability, the environment, and pharmacology. The interaction between humans and the biosphere was shown in an exhibition…
Josef Frank has had an enormous impact on the history of Swedish design. The Austrian architect is considered to be one of Sweden's most important designers of all time…
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