In the autumn exhibition ”Local Design”, Svenskt Tenn takes visitors behind the scenes at five Swedish workshops where furniture, glass, carpets and pewter objects are handcrafted for the brand, as they have been for decades. The purpose is to demonstrate how the selection of materials and manufacturing methods can make a difference for people as well as for the environment.
Svenskt Tenn operates with the stated mission to support and develop Swedish handicraft. This intent is upheld by Svenskt Tenn’s choice to manufacture the major part of its range in Sweden, and through exhibitions where the craftsmanship is highlighted. This fall, curator Lisanne Fransen collaborates with Svenskt Tenn and demonstrates the rich craftsmanship that still exists in Sweden, but that risk to be lost with the new generation.