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Svenskt Tenn brings Michael Anastassiades to Sweden

Press Release   •   Feb 04, 2013 09:34 GMT

Between February 4 and March 31, Svenskt Tenn will be teaming up with designer Michael Anastassiades to present the exhibition ‘’To Be Perfectly Frank‘’. Located at the Svenskt Tenn store in Stockholm, the exhibition represents the launch of a new collection designed exclusively for the brand by Michael Anastassiades, including lighting, furniture and accessories.

‘’To Be Perfectly Frank’’ will be Anastassiades’ debut exhibition in Sweden, although many will recognize his work from the interiors of the Mathias Dahlgren restaurant at the Grand Hotel and the Ett Hem hotel in Stockholm, designed by Ilse Crawford. Internationally, Anastassiades’ work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the V&A in London and the MAK in Vienna.

Michael Anastassiades is known for creating minimalist objects. Positioned between art and design he produces work mainly in lighting, but also furniture and jewelry. He lives and works in London.

‘’Michael Anastassiades has a contemporary idiom, and a strong sense of craftsmanship and quality that we share. He often uses brass, a material that many of Svenskt Tenn’s products are produced in too‘’ said Thommy Bindefeld, Marketing Manager at Svenskt Tenn.

‘’To Be Perfectly Frank,’’ invites the viewers on a journey where they are presented with reinterpretations of famous Josef Frank pieces. Some of these will be available in a limited edition in conjunction with the exhibition, while other will be included in Svenskt Tenn’s regular range.

Prices: clothes’ stand SEK 9,500. Table 50x40 cm SEK 17,000. Table lamp SEK 6,800.

Svenskt Tenn was founded in 1924 by designer and drawing teacher Estrid Ericson (1894-1981). In 1934, she began her lifelong collaboration with Josef Frank, already an internationally well-known architect, urban planner and designer, who had recently left Austria to take up residence in Sweden.

Together, the two laid the foundations for the interior design philosophy that Svenskt Tenn has since come to represent, combining Estrid Ericson's artistic talent and entrepreneurial spirit with Josef Frank's inspired and timeless designs to form what was soon to become a highly successful concept. Svenskt Tenn is owned by the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation.

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