Tray Brazil - 53x38 cm, Birch Veneer & Textile, Brazil, Rectangle, Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn | Svenskt Tenn

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  • Product information
    Article number:
    110355
    Designer:
    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn
    Material:
    Birch Veneer & Textile
    Print:
    Brazil
    Shape:
    Rectangle
    Size:
    53x38 cm

    Each one-of-a-kind item will feature unique variations.

  • Design

    Svenskt Tenn's founder, Estrid Ericson, began laminating textiles onto trays in the 1950s. This tray is made of Birch veneer and linen specially selected from Svenskt Tenn’s product range. The fabric gives each tray a unique and vivid surface.

    Brazil contains two-thirds of the world’s remaining rainforests and the country is the biggest in South America. The Brazil print has one of the biggest rapports (seamless patterns) among all of Josef Frank’s textile prints. Josef Frank designed this print of the rainforest with its myriad of strong colours in 1943-1945.

    Designer

    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn

    Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn

    Svenskt Tenn developed this design using Josef Frank's print.

    Josef Frank grew up in Vienna in an assimilated Jewish family and studied architecture at Konstgewerbeschule. In the 1920s he designed housing estates and large residential blocks built around common courtyards in a Vienna with severe housing shortages. In 1925 he started the Haus & Garten interior firm together with architect colleagues Oskar Wlach and Walther Sobotka. Svenskt Tenn hired Josef Frank in 1934 and just a few years later he and Estrid Ericson made their international breakthrough. Although he was already 50 when he left the burgeoning Nazism in Vienna for Sweden, Frank is considered one of Sweden’s most important designers. Read More

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Birch Veneer & Textile

    Forests play a crucial roll in the global environment. The forest industry employs close to 14 million people, accounting for one per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Approximately 500 million people depend on the forest for their livelihood and hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world rely on the forest for fibre and raw material. Therefore, as both businesses and consumers, we should take measures to protect the forest for future generations. One way to do this is to encourage working with sustainably harvested wood as much as possible.

    Wood is renewable, reusable and bio- degradable, and all of our trays and coasters are FSC-certified. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, independent organisation that promotes environmentally responsible forest management, but unlike other certifications, it also takes social and economic aspects into consideration.

    This is how Svenskt Tenn’s textile trays are manufactured

    The manufacture of Svenskt Tenn’s trays takes place at Åry Trays in Nybro. The production of the textile trays begins with sheets being cut out from textile rolls with patterns by Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson. The press operator then rolls the lint off each sheet, before they are placed in powerful presses together with birch veneer, lacquer and adhesive.

    The presses are set and adapted based on the size of the trays and they are then pressed together at a pressure of approximately 20 – 25 kg/cm2 and a temperature of approximately 125 – 130°C. After that, they remain in the press for some 6 – 7 minutes before being taken out in order to cool down slowly.

    The cooled trays are driven through a rondell milling cutter in order to receive the correct shape, before being polished by hand so that the edges become softly rounded. Finally, it’s time to inspect the trays before they receive an EAN label and are packed for shipment to Svenskt Tenn.

    FSC® CERTIFICATION

    FSC is an international, independent organisation that promotes environmentally responsible forest management. It also takes social and economic aspects into consideration.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Dela

Tray Brazil 53x38 cm, Birch Veneer & Textile, Brazil, Rectangle

The product has been discontinued