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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.
Josef Frank, a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.

a mahogany chest of drawers 'Flora Linné', Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 2007, made in a limited edition of model nr 1050.

Covered on all sides with flora posters from Plantae Selectae (1750-1773), brass handles, ball feet, top drawer on the right marked with brass tray FLORABYRÅ LINNÉ 47/50 design Josef Frank and maker's mark. Measurements 132 x 43 cm, height 76 cm.
The chest of drawers named 'Flora Linné' was created on the occasion of Carl von Linné's 200th anniversary and was inspired by Linnaeus' summer home Hammarby, where the hand-colored copper engravings by Georg Dinysius Ehret were used as wallpaper in Linnaeus' bedroom. Estrid Ericson visited Hammarby in 1930 and got the idea to use the colourful prints in interiors and on furniture.
The Florabyrå Linné was presented in the spring of 2007 and has been produced in a limited edition of 50 copies.

Slight wear.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

200 000 - 250 000 SEK

18 800 - 23 500 EUR

18 000 - 22 500 USD

Hammer price: 
640 000 SEK
More information

Enclosed is a booklet: Cia Wedin, 'Florabyrå Linné', Svenskt Tenn, 2007.

Designer

Josef Frank was born in Austria and studied architecture at the Konstgewerbeschule. As an architect, he worked with private home areas and large complexes and started his own interior design company, Haus und Garten, with two architect colleagues. In 1934, Josef Frank was employed at Svenskt Tenn. A few years later, he had his international breakthrough at the world exhibitions in Paris in 1937 and New York in 1939, together with the founder of Svenskt Tenn, Estrid Ericson. After the Second World War outbreak, Josef Frank, who came from a Jewish family, was forced into exile in New York.

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