Svenskt Tenn Outdoor Room
Estrid Ericson
“TO SOW A SEED, PLANT A ROSE, PICK AN APPLE, WAKE UP EARLY, SQUINT AT THE SUN AND SAY; GOOD MORNING LIFE. THAT IS LIVING!”

TIME FOR THE OUTDOOR ROOM

Decorate your outdoor room in the spirit of Estrid Ericson. Furnish with light materials like wood, bamboo and rattan. Decorate with vases, seasonal flowers, cushions and textiles in different colours – and adorn the room with items that you love. Perhaps follow Estrid Ericson’s example and find a use for shells and stones that have been collected over the holidays. Not everything has to be perfectly planned. Arrange interiors that can be changed over time.

Estrid Ericson planted a rose garden around the house and a kitchen garden. She planted plum trees and flowers, including three types of honeysuckle that bloomed at different times in the summer. To take advantage of the light, a window at Tolvekarna was made into a display, which she filled with coral and bits of shells.

Vases & Pots
Svenskt Tenn's outdoor room

Josef Frank designed the plant stand during the second half of the 1930s. It has a frame in black steel and varnished brass feet, and is primarily intended for indoor use.

Plant Stand Iron

The rattan collection “311”, designed in the 1930s, consists of a sofa, an armchair and a stool. All of them give an airy impression with the slender-limbed pattern and softly rounded edges. In the late 1800s, the making of rattan furniture expands on the European continent. The Austrian architect Adolf Loos raised wicker furniture as an alternative to steel furniture, and referred to the English way of loosen up interiors with rattan. Josef Frank and many of his colleagues in Vienna, embraced Loos approach and with time, Josef Frank designed about a hundred different pieces of rattan furniture.

Svenskt Tenn’s rattan furniture has been manufactured at Larsson Korgmakare in Stockholm since the end of World War II. Except producing furniture, the workshop also carries out repairs and chair seat braiding of rattan, rush and string.

Sofa 311