Outdoor room from Svenskt Tenn

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. The long rattan bands, used for binding the furniture together, are made from the skin of rattan. The strands are dampened before they are bound to the rattan. Sometimes the end binding is completed with a staple, a tack or a pin.

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.