Flashback to 1938 when Estrid Ericson, the founder of Svenskt Tenn, visited Murano and brought back a collection of glassware to Stockholm, helding the first ever exhibit of Murano glass in Scandinavia. Around seventy years later, the company wanted to symbolically go back to Murano, and here is where we, a firm that operates in Venice and Stockholm, under a founder born in Murano, stepped in.
The brand's archives were the perfect starting point: specifically, a textile by Joseph Frank called Terrazzo. From the terrazzo concept, which is made of small pieces of marble or stone set-in concrete, we created a lamp with a melt of glass pieces, small fragments of discarded glass adding a further core value to the design lying in the upcycling process.
The collection got the name Fusa, the Italian idiom for “melted” also because the product is a melting pot of the Svenskt Tenn heritage and our founders Murano roots.
The collection consists of floor and table lamps made from Murano glass in a variety of jewel-like colours. The LED light element is enclosed within a frosted glass hood. The stem of each lamp consists of a totem of colourful glass pebbles stacked on top of one another. The murano glass elements contained within the frosted glass hood of the lamps are made in contrasting white or grey glass. Each piece is set on a round brass base, which also acts a dimmer for the user to adjust the strength of the glow of the electric lamps.
In 2018, the collection was narrated with an exhibition in Stockholm, simply titled “Heritage”, to evoke Svenskt Tenn’s exceptional design history and our Studio's artistic heritage.A number of uniquely designed podiums hosted a variety of Fusa lamps, while classic patterns of Frank’s Terrazzo and Mosaic rugs acted as backgrounds. From the outside, frosted windows only revealed details of the interior, inviting to sneak in and discover more.
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