Tulips, amaryllis, hyacinths and myrtle. The Christmas table at Svenskt Tenn is laden with floral arrangements, delicate glass and porcelain. The table is covered by a cloth bearing Josef Frank’s classic, botanical design “Miracle” – a subtle but lovely symbol for the approaching festival.
Floral, verdant details are also evident in the porcelain. The fine, elegant myrtle pattern has traditionally been used in bridal wreaths, but it also embellishes several of Svenskt Tenn’s products for the set table. The “Myrtle” porcelain plate was created as a complement to the pewter tea service, which Signe Persson Melin designed for Svenskt Tenn in 2004.
Signe Persson-Melin was a mere teenager when, in the early 1940s, she decided to become a ceramist. She has had one of the longest careers of Swedish designers and, only a few years after she had begun working with ceramics and whilst she was attending the University College for Arts, Crafts and Design, Svensk Tenn bought teapots and mugs produced by her.