Sustainability and manufacturing
Nickel Plated Brass
Twenty-five to thirty-five per cent of the brass used in Svenskt Tenn’s lamps is recycled. The lamps are manufactured in Blekinge by a company that was founded in 1884 and is probably Sweden’s most prestigious company in its field. Design, product development and handcrafted production are all under one roof, just as it has always been done.
The brass is purchased from a rolling mill outside of Florence that is considered to have the best quality in Europe, and the brass scraps are recycled. They are sorted in the factory and the pure brass can be melted down into new metal. The brass with residue from soldering must be given a finishing treatment before it can become brass again.
All electrical materials for the lamps are manufactured in Italy. The lamp manufacturer works in accordance with a policy whereby all components that are purchased must be of Swedish or European origin.
Sustainability in focus
Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.