Pot Hortus - Diameter 22 cm Height 16 cm, Glass, Amber, Josef Frank | Svenskt Tenn

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  • Product information
    Article number:
    110524
    Designer:
    Josef Frank
    Material:
    Glass
    Colour:
    Amber
    Size:
    Diameter 22 cm Height 16 cm
    Diameter top:
    22 cm 
    Diameter bottom:
    18 cm

    The pot has a thin seam in the glass that arise when it is pressed in a divisible mould during the manufacturing process. After that it is polished to achieve a smooth finish, but traces of the handicraft always remain on the final product.

  • Design

    Josef Frank’s classic Hortus Pot was designed in glass for the first time in 1942. The first colours that Estrid Ericson had made were ruby red, emerald green and deep blue. Since then, these colours have been preserved in the range together with a variant in clear glass, and the latest addition is a shimmering amber colour. The deep red colour is traditionally sold during Christmas.

    Designer

    Josef Frank

    Josef Frank
    Josef Frank

    Josef Frank grew up in Vienna 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

    Keep in mind that humidity can damage table tops and other surfaces. Wipe the pot dry immediately after filling it with water, and always keep it dry to reduce the need for polishing.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Glass

    Svenskt Tenn cares about the environment and sustainability, and the classic glass items in its range are no exception. Reijmyre Glassworks in Östergötland uses glass from completely lead-free crystal. The furnaces used in the production process are electric, environmentally friendly and energy efficient and do not emit nitrogen oxide or carbon dioxide. The glassworks only uses electricity from water and wind power, and all glass that is discarded is melted and used again. Waste such as corrugated board and other combustibles are sorted and sent for recycling.

    Purchasing Swedish glass cuts down on transport distances, helping to avoid a heavy climate impact, and by producing timeless products of high quality and a long service life, we are taking efforts not waste the earth’s resources. Classic glass objects are rarely thrown away. Instead, they are preserved throughout the years and can be resold or passed down as gifts to the next generation.

    Production

    The Hortus pot in glass is manufactured at Reijmyre glassworks in Östergötland, Sweden. Seven craftsmen are involved in the process from start to finish: a glass melter, four glassblowers and two craftsmen who are responsible for the finishing.

    The work begins with letting the glass mass melt in the furnace over night. When the glassblowers have finished working for the day, the glass melter begins his shift. He raises the furnace temperature to 140°C and shovels in about 500 kilos of glass, which is then melted under close supervision. Early in the morning, the temperature is lowered so that the glass mass is down to a working temperature of 1,100°C when the glassblowers start their working day at 6.00am.

    The manufacturing process now begins in the blowing room. One glassblower catches the glass mass, while another cuts off just the right amount of glass in the iron mould before the glass can be pressed out again. This phase is the most difficult one in the process and the one requiring the greatest experience and expertise. An exact amount of glass must be caught and cut off without any glass blisters or other defects occurring, something that can only be done by hand and with the right feeling for the craft.

    When the glass has cooled to about 650°C, the Hortus pot can be lifted from the mould to a table where two new glassblowers polish it with a gas flame, making it neat and shiny. The pot is then brought to a cooling oven where the temperature is slowly lowered from 500°C to room temperature, which takes about six hours.

    When the pot is cold, it’s time for finishing and quality control. The few pots that have glass defects are sorted out and melted down again. The remaining ones are engraved with Svenskt Tenn's logo at the base, then washed and checked once again before being packed and delivered to Svenskt Tenn.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Inspiration

    Inspiration

  • Dela

Pot Hortus Diameter 22 cm Height 16 cm, Glass, Amber

380 USD (incl. VAT)

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