For over 400 years Skultuna has produced brass and sterling silver objects of the highest quality for both everyday use and for special occasions. Always with that same sense of quality, function and design Skultuna today creates tomorrow’s antiques.
Brass and sterling silver objects for over 400 years
Skultuna has been producing brass and sterling silver objects for over 400 years, made from the highest quality materials for everyday use and special occasions. Creating tomorrow’s antiques today, the craftsmanship always retains a sense of quality, function and design. It was founded by King Karl IX of Sweden in 1607, at a time when refining copper into brass would reduce imports of brass and increase income from exports. The name comes from the location of the brass foundry, Skultuna, where the Svartån brook provided sufficient water power. The company still has its headquarters in Skultuna and remains one of the oldest companies in the world and a purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden. The production continues unbroken since the early 17th century and a lot of finishing works are still being done in house like, tumbling, polishing, grinding, mounting and packaging.
Skultuna has two product lines, Home Accessories and Fashion. Over the years the Home Accessories line has been designed by leading international designers such as GamFratesi, Lara Bohinc, Luca Nichetto, Monica Förster, Richard Hutten and Claesson Koivisto Rune. Skultuna’s designs can be found in leading department stores around the world and the brand has won numerous international design awards and regularly exhibits at the leading international design fairs such as Salone Mobile in Milan, Maison & Objet in Paris and the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
GamFratesi Design Studio was established by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi in 2006. Seeing as Gam is Danish and Fratesi Italian, the pair’s origins inform their designs. Their approach therefore, unites classic Danish furniture making and craft, with an Italian conceptual approach and international styles.
Designed the ‘Karui’ Tray, in various sizes for Skultuna.
Claesson Koivisto Rune
A multi-disciplinary Stockholm based brand, founded by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 1995. The trio work effortlessly to balance work on so many different scales. Their work includes architecture, to interiors, furniture and smaller product design and even a trophy, created for Swedish TV-prize Kristallen.
Designed the ‘Kin’ Collection for Skultuna.
Richard Hutten is an established Dutch designer, who set up his studio straight after his graduation from the famed Design Academy Eindhoven in 1991. His portfolio ranges from furniture, products, to interior and exhibition design, while his most famous work to date is the Domoor Cup. Since 1993 he has been involved in Droog Design, a conceptual Dutch design company who work with independent designers to design and realize products, projects, exhibitions and events.
Designed the ‘Nattlight’ Candlestick for Skultuna.
Most Iconic Products
'Via Fondazza' Vases
The ‘Via Fondazza’ collection is an exploration of shapes and proportions. The vase series was designed by prominent Italian designer Paolo Dell’Elce in 2014. Dell’Elce was inspired by the painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi and the archetypal subjects represented in his still life paintings. The collection is named after the artist’s home address in Bologna. The vases were created in polished spun brass, using time-honoured Skultuna techniques.
The ‘Karui’ tray was designed by Danish-Italian duo Gamfratesi in 2014. The tray is a minimalist piece in brass, made using metal spinning, a classic Skultuna technique. The sophisticated round tray is slender and light, featuring a thin lip and a leather surface by leading Swedish tannery Tärnsjö. Available in small, medium and large.
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