• Product information
    Article number:
    109586
    Designer:
    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn
    Material:
    Birch Veneer & Textile
    Colour:
    Green
    Print:
    La Plata
    Shape:
    Round
    Diameter:
    Ø49 cm

    This tray size goes together with Svenskt Tenn's tray stand in steel.

  • Design

    Svenskt Tenn's classic trays in birch veneer are available in a number of prints by Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson, including La Plata.

    La Plata was named after Rio de la Plata, the great river estuary outside of Buenos Aires. When Anne’s House at Millesgården was decorated by Svenskt Tenn in 1950, the sofa group was first covered with Josef Frank’s Drinks print. Carl Milles found it too dark and restless. He had envisioned white wispy clouds on blue skies for his secretary Anne Hedmark. The furniture was subsequently recovered with La Plata, designed by Josef Frank during 1943-1945.

     

    Designer

    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn

    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn
    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn

    Svenskt Tenn developed this design using Josef Frank's print.

    Josef Frank grew up in Vienna in an assimilated Jewish family and studied architecture at Konstgewerbeschule. In the 1920s he designed housing estates and large residential blocks built around common courtyards in a Vienna with severe housing shortages. In 1925 he started the Haus & Garten interior firm together with architect colleagues Oskar Wlach and Walther Sobotka. Svenskt Tenn hired Josef Frank in 1934 and just a few years later he and Estrid Ericson made their international breakthrough. Although he was already 50 when he left the burgeoning Nazism in Vienna for Sweden, Frank is considered one of Sweden’s most important designers. Read More

  • Care instructions

    Svenskt Tenn’s trays are durable and can either be cleaned by hand or put in the dishwasher on a gentle cycle. Dishwasher detergent can, however, cause visible wear on the surface with frequent washing.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Birch Veneer & Textile

    Forests play a crucial roll in the global environment. The forest industry employs close to 14 million people, accounting for one per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Approximately 500 million people depend on the forest for their livelihood and hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world rely on the forest for fibre and raw material. Therefore, as both businesses and consumers, we should take measures to protect the forest for future generations. One way to do this is to encourage working with sustainably harvested wood as much as possible.

    Wood is renewable, reusable and bio- degradable, and all of our trays and coasters are FSC-certified. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, independent organisation that promotes environmentally responsible forest management, but unlike other certifications, it also takes social and economic aspects into consideration.

    This is how Svenskt Tenn’s textile trays are manufactured

    The manufacture of Svenskt Tenn’s trays takes place at Åry Trays in Nybro. The production of the textile trays begins with sheets being cut out from textile rolls with patterns by Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson. The press operator then rolls the lint off each sheet, before they are placed in powerful presses together with birch veneer, lacquer and adhesive.

    The presses are set and adapted based on the size of the trays and they are then pressed together at a pressure of approximately 20 – 25 kg/cm2 and a temperature of approximately 125 – 130°C. After that, they remain in the press for some 6 – 7 minutes before being taken out in order to cool down slowly.

    The cooled trays are driven through a rondell milling cutter in order to receive the correct shape, before being polished by hand so that the edges become softly rounded. Finally, it’s time to inspect the trays before they receive an EAN label and are packed for shipment to Svenskt Tenn.

    FSC® CERTIFICATION

    FSC is an international, independent organisation that promotes environmentally responsible forest management. It also takes social and economic aspects into consideration.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Dela

Tray La Plata Ø49 cm, Birch Veneer & Textile, La Plata, Round, Green

960 SEK (incl. VAT)

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