The exhibition ’Masonite: Memoriam’ by Anna Holmquist and Chandra Ahlsell of the Swedish design duo Folkform displays a series of cabinets exclusively designed for Svenskt Tenn. The Masonite sheets that the cabinets were built from were recently discovered in an old warehouse. These were the very first product samples from 1929, with different colors and textures. In the cabinets, they are combined with new pieces of board manufactured just before the factory was closed down. All of the cabinets are unique.
When the Masonite manufacturer in Rundvik closed, it was the last of its kind, a downturn that we want to help counteract by maintaining domestic production as far as we can and by highlighting quality craftsmanship in our exhibitions, says Thommy Bindefeld, Marketing Manager at Svenskt Tenn.
The ’Masonite: Memoriam’ exhibition can be seen in the Svenskt Tenn store at Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm until June 10.