a brass table lamp, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 1950s.
Two lights. Length 23 cm, height including shade 27 cm (excluding the shade 18,5 cm).
Minor dent, leaning slightly, wear.
Marianna Backlund, a good friend of Estrid Ericson's.
Thence by descent to the present owner.
This lamp is a smaller version of the model 2483 being produced today.
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.Read more