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Svenskt Tenn's own memo block is as beautiful as it is practical on the desktop. Josef Frank’s Stockholm Map was initially shown as a cushion in the studio of Swedish Tenn at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Josef Frank grew up in Vienna 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
Sustainability in focus
Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.
Svenskt Tenn's Maps
Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson were fond of map prints, and Josef Frank created a total of four during his years at Svenskt Tenn.