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Josef Frank
Sweden, 1950's

Mahogany tea table “Tebordet” model 974 with rounded edges and curved details. Designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn.

Austrian-born architect Josef Frank (1885-1967) graduated from University of Technology in Vienna. He quickly became one of early Vienna modernism’s foremost figures, but already in the beginning of the 1920s started to question modernism’s growing pragmatism. Josef Frank represented a freer, more artistic style ideal and he developed his own type of modernism where values like comfort, hominess and a wealth of color were at its core. 

In 1934 Frank fled to Sweden and embarked on a lifelong collaboration with Estrid Ericsson and her prestigious interior design store Svenskt Tenn for whom Frank drew over 2.000 furniture sketches and 160 textile prints. The duo received a great deal of attention for their bold contrasts in materials, colours and prints and became the model for the expression “Swedish Modern”.

H 55 x W 75 x D 55 cm

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