Svenskt Tenn Summer Reading

Renew with a reading nook

Autumn is a season that brings with it a desire for change and renewal. Not the least, it’s time to prepare the study for the coming months, and there are many tricks on hand for inspiration. A reading nook offers a space to catch your breath and reflect – and a lot can be achieved with either small or large means.

In addition to creating a cosy impression in the work corner, soft cushions and rugs provide warmth in preparation for the colder season. Svenskt Tenn’s soft blankets are made of 100 per cent mohair wool. They are hand-woven and brushed for a classic, fluffy shape, in a collaboration between Svenskt Tenn and a Finnish supplier that has been going on for many years.

With stacks of books – both new and worn – the room becomes even cosier. Feel free to mix old with new, and decorate with your favourite things that provide pleasure and inspiration.

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Josef Frank’s closest friends often called him “Pepi”, hence the Swedish title of the book “Pepis Flora.” The book presents Josef Frank’s textiles, wallpaper and carpets, and the index contains a complete list of Josef Frank’s textile designs. It was written by author Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson, and is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in Josef Frank's world of prints during the rainy days of autumn. The English title of the book is “Josef Frank Textile Designs”.

Book Textile Designs

Make yourself comfortable on Svenskt Tenn’s classic couch or divan, designed by Josef Frank in 1938. During the 1930s, this type of furniture was a common feature in contemporary interiors. At that time, many designers also focused on the individual’s relaxation and tranquillity in the home.

Josef Frank was no fan of game hunting and he designed several carpets to replace genuine animal hides. His carpets also often resemble stone-paved terraces or have abstract patterns. In his mind, flowers and birds were not to be trampled upon, while monsters were perhaps a different matter. The carpet illustrated here was designed around 1950 and has acquired the nickname ‟The Beast”. The ferocious beast was conceived as a counterpart to the ancient Medusa head, which the Romans were accustomed to having at the entrance to their homes in order to ward off evil spirits – ‟Evil shall be banished by evil.”

The floor lamp also has a nickname. It’s called "The Crutch" and was designed by Josef Frank in 1952, as a further development of a lamp he had designed as early as the 1920s.

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