№ 3075

Canvas bag printed with Manhattan design by Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn

Josef Frank was an influential designer in the fields of architecture, urban planning, furniture design, and textile design. Born into an Austrian Jewish family in 1885, Frank had time to join the ranks of the most significant architects in his country before having to escape antisemitism in 1933 to Sweden, the homeland of his wife, Anna Sebenius. In Sweden, Frank made a distinguished career as a designer for the interior design company Svenskt Tenn. Streamlined furniture and fabric decorated with an abundance of plant patterns created an entirely new style where Swedish modernism was combined with a free, organic touch. Svenskt Tennstill still use the design from Frank for textiles, bags and other accessoires.
Sweden, 2005