Mixing different materials was a typical feature of Josef Frank’s design, as can be seen in many of the pieces of furniture in Svenskt Tenn’s range. In Sideboard ‟2137”, the white-lacquered frame meets the walnut top and fitting mounts, as well as Josef Frank’s classic, acorn -shaped brass hinges. The table was designed during the second half of the 1950s, and its irregular front imbues the design with excitement and variation.
This type of sideboard was designed by Josef Frank as early as his time at Haus und Garten in Vienna in the 1920s. Among other things, similar pieces of furniture are on display at Haus Beer in Vienna. A variant of the sideboard was also commissioned as a specially designed piece for the home of General Consul Svedelius in Brazil.
It isn´t only in Josef Frank’s designs that we see a mix of colour, form and materials but also in Inga Sempé’s creations, in which elegant brass edging embellishes the dominant pewter and creates a harmonious whole.
Inga Sempé is one of France’s best-known designers and her designs are known for their humour and subtlety. In 2003 she was awarded the Paris Grand Price of Creation for her design and she has also exhibited her works at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in France.
Sebastian Schild’ts wine carafe from 2002 is also combination of two worlds: an updated classic with soft lines, suitable for both everyday use and feasts.