Nesting Table Brush and Pan Set
An ingenious coupled design with a graceful curved shape, this brush and dustpan set will delight all in the opportunity of cleaning little table messes and breadboard crumbs. This remarkable make-tidy is beautifully hand-crafted in Sweden from oil-treated beech and soft, supple horsehair (perfectly suited for picking up pencil shavings or table crumbs). The brush nests inside the pan, which can then be hung from a hook when not in use.
- Made in Sweden
- LxWxH: 14 x 11.5 x 1.8 cm
- Oiled Beech / Horse Hair
Care Instructions: Clean bristles with liquid soap and warm water, shake out excess water, and leave to dry with bristles down. Occasionally oil the wood with mineral oil.
Made by Iris Hantverk, who hire and support visually impaired craftspeople to create many of their beautiful and functional products
In the late 1800s a small brush manufacturing started out in Stockholm. It was a successful movement, so successful that it remains today. Now, as then, every brush is made by hand by visually impaired craftsmen. It brings new dimensions to the concept of sensitively made by hand.
Today we are 17 employees at Iris Hantverk. The core of the business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede – here 6 visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition. We also work with visually impaired craftsmen in Estonia. Like us, they too have a history strongly connected to the visual impairments movement.
Since August 2012, Richard Sparrenhök and Sara Edhäll run the company. In 2012 Social Departement withdrew the aid disbursed for depot activities for visually impaired craftsmen. That had been the main revenue for that function since the 1950s. Iris Hantverk’s owner at that time then decided to sell the company to us - both having worked for many years in the company and its management. We are both very glad to take over and operate on this company that holds so much history and tradition. In particular, we appreciate the support visually impaired craftsmen have from De Blindas Väl whose generous contributions have made this website and webshop. We care very much for the craftsmen and the survival of the brush binding manufacturer. We believe that many like us appreciate the feeling and quality of a hand-drawn brush made of natural materials.