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Josef Frank

(Austria, 1885-1967)
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.
Josef frank, a "liljevalchs" sofa, svenskt tenn, sweden 2018.

a "Liljevalchs" sofa, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2018.

Upholstered in grey velvet, stained beech legs, length 280 cm, depth 140 cm, seat height ca 43 cm.

Minor wear and stains, small holes by nails below the armrests.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

60 000 - 80 000 SEK

5 941 - 7 921 EUR

Hammer price: 
80 000 SEK
Provenance

Bought at Svenskt Tenn in 2018.

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The model was among the first pieces of furniture that Josef Frank designed for Svenskt Tenn in 1934. It was first shown at Liljevalch's art gallery, hence the name "Liljevalchssoffan". In a letter to Estrid Ericson, Josef Frank wrote that he drew the large generous shape of the sofa in protest against the prevailing functionalism and the Swedish Handicraft Association being so tedious.

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Camilla Behrer
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Camilla Behrer
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