Butter Knife Rest Branch - Pewter, Jakob Solgren | Svenskt Tenn

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  • Product information
    Article number:
    106204
    Designer:
    Jakob Solgren
    Material:
    Pewter

    Pewter is a silvery-white metallic element that is extracted primarily from the mineral tinstone or cassiterite. It is one of the few metals that have been in use since prehistoric times.

  • Design

    The molded butter knife rest in pewter is formed as parts of the branches from a tree. The branches have become a trademark for designer Jakob Solgren, who designed his first nature inspired collection for Svenskt Tenn in 2011.

     

    Designer

    Jakob Solgren

    Jakob Solgren

    The artist Jakob Solgren studied ceramics and glass at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm. He has, among other things, exhibited his “Gren” boxes – designed for Svenskt Tenn – at the Nationalmuseum in 2012. Read more

  • Care instructions

    Pewter is a soft material that requires careful treatment. We recommend using cotton gloves when handling pewter. Objects that are not being used can be stored in a plastic or felt bag to avoid scratching.

    It is generally recommended to avoid using polish on pewter, since it can cause scratches. To remove fingerprints and other stains, rinse the pewter in warm water with a small amount of dish detergent. Dry with a soft cloth. For more advanced cleaning of pewter objects we recommend a professional restorer, for example, KA Johnsson in Stockholm.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Pewter

    The metal pewter has been used since ancient times and is extracted from the mineral cassiterite. Throughout the manufacturing process of Svenskt Tenn’s pewter objects, waste is minimised and whatever metal scrap remains is sent to recycling. Excess pewter can be melted down and used once again. The family-owned company Freitas in Portugal manufactures some of Svenskt Tenn's pewter items, and the company follows EU rules and regulations when it comes to production of pewter.

    This is how pewter objects are manufactured at Freitas

    At Freitas, several craftsmen work with the production of Svenskt Tenn's objects. The prototypes are made by hand without templates and molds. Once the prototypes are made, they manufacture specific molds for casting or spinning. Sometimes different parts need to be soldered together before the objects are engraved, polished, cleaned and finally checked and approved before they are sent to Svenskt Tenn.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Dela

Butter Knife Rest Branch Pewter

The product has been discontinued