SWEDISH TRADITION SINCE 1922
Korbo handwoven wire baskets are functional and timeless baskets with a history that dates back to the early 1920’s Sweden. In the old days, the baskets were used by fishermen and farmers or anyone who needed reliable carrying and storage that could withstand weather, wind, wear and tear.
The design, vision and craftsmanship behind the basket is still as relevant today as then.
The photograph opposite is from 1947 and taken in the small fishing village of Skägganäs, located on the east coast of Sweden. The basket that the fishermen are using is the Classic 35.
WOVEN BY A SINGEL WIRE
The manufacturing of the wire baskets started in 1922 in Furufjäll. Ever since then, the baskets have been woven by hand using the exact same technique.
Our unique design, a single handwoven wire completely without weldings, is the reason why Korbo baskets are so durable. There are simply no parts of the basket that can fall apart.
The Korbo baskets are available in four different materials. In addition to the original materials, galvanized steel and acid proof stainless steel, some basket are now made in copper and brass.
Galvanization is a process used to prevent corrosion of the steel by adding a physical barrier of zinc to the surface. Galvanized steel has effectively been used for more than 150 years and the wire will obtain a beautiful matte patina over time.
Acid proof stainless steel has a great resistance to corrosion and can be used in maritime climate. The steel gains its properties through the addition of various alloys and precious metals like chrome, nickel and molybdenum. The baskets in acid proof stainless steel have a surface that will remain shiny regardless of environmental exposure.
The baskets in copper and brass are woven by solid copper and brass wire. Over time a natural tarnish will develop on the surface of the wire giving it a beautiful patina.