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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
26 600 - 35 500 EUR
27 800 - 37 000 USD
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900 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a 'Flora' chest of drawers, Svenskt Tenn Sweden 1950s.

Mahogany, floral prints by 'Nordens Flora' after C. A. Lindman, three drawers with brass mounts, ball feet. Length 133 cm, width 44.5 cm, height 76 cm. Key included.

Normal wear, the brass lining to keyholes are missing.


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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