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Josef Frank

(Austria, 1885-1967)
10 000 - 15 000 SEK
915 - 1 370 EUR
968 - 1 450 USD
Hammer price
16 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Austria, 1885-1967)

a pair of mahogany horseshoe chairs, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, mid 20th Century, model 966.

Upholstered in light green / beige velvet fabric.

Minor wear and scratches.

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The model was designed for Swedish Tenn in 1938 and was shown with green leather at the World Exhibition in New York in 1939.
Josef Frank used the model already in Vienna, in the interiors designed by his Haus & Garten.


Josef Frank was born in Austria and studied architecture in Vienna. As an architect, he worked with private home areas, villas and apartment buildings. In 1925 he started his own interior design firm Haus und Garten together with two architect colleagues. In connection with the advance of the Nazis, he emigrated to Sweden and was employed in 1934 at Svenskt Tenn. After the outbreak of World War II, Josef Frank, who came from a Jewish family, was forced into exile in New York. At Svenskt Tenn, he made an impact on the product range for four decades; especially when it comes to furniture and fabric prints.

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