• Product information
    Article number:
    100243
    Designer:
    Josef Frank
    Material:
    Mahogany
    Height:
    73 cm
    Width:
    80-100 cm
    Length:
    200 cm

    The desk is handcrafted in Sweden. Each table is unique, and the wooden surface can vary from the picture.

    All Svenskt Tenn furniture bears a plaque proving that the furniture is genuine.

  • Design

    Josef Frank designed Desk 980 in conjunction with New York World’s Fair in 1939 where Svenskt Tenn’s studio became a great success with innovative and different designs. As in many others of Josef Frank’s designs, Desk 980 has the characteristic of and soft shape of a kidney. 

    Designer

    Josef Frank

    Josef Frank
    Josef Frank

    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

  • Care instructions

    Svenskt Tenn’s furniture is made from wood that is varnished or coated. Clean with a soft cloth dampened with mild dish detergent or soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth. Do not expose the furniture to prolonged humidity or direct heat or use polish, oil or abrasive cleaners on the furniture.

    At first, don’t place objects such as vases, books and coasters on the table since this can lead to changes in colour of the surface. After that, avoid allowing objects to remain too long in the same place on the table since this mightlead to darkening of the wood. In addition, avoid exposing the furniture to major changes in temperature and humidity.

    Contact a furniture restorer if the coating or wood gets damaged, as it can get worse if not tended to.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Mahogany

    Wood is renewable, reusable and bio- degradable. Svenskt Tenn has worked with wood since the 1930s and the material is also one of the most dominant in the company’s production today. But for wood to be a really good material from an environmental point of view, it should come from responsibly managed forests.

    All of Svenskt Tenn’s furniture suppliers and their wood suppliers are subject to the EU’s Timber Regulation, which has strict rules for the wood trade. This is to deal with the global problem of illegal logging and to counter trafficking in illegal timber and wooden goods within the EU.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Inspiration

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Desk 980 Mahogany

3,600.00 USD (excl. VAT)

Stock: Made to order
  • 30 days return
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