This placemat in soft cotton fabric is decorated with beautiful, woodblock-printed dragon birds and flowers in yellow tones. The textile is printed by hand by a small, family-owned company in Jaipur, India. The design block is cut out of a timber block and then dipped in dye and pressed against the fabric like a stamp. Woodblock printing is an art form; a method of production which requires enormous precision and craftsmanship.
Eighty percent of Svenskt Tenn’s collection consists of products that are of our own design. Josef Frank alone left behind 2,000 furniture sketches and about 160 textile designs. Sometimes Svenskt Tenn produces products based on models from the archive, which contains sketches and designs from both Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson.