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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
Estimate
30 000 - 50 000 SEK
2 730 - 4 550 EUR
2 850 - 4 760 USD
Hammer price
30 000 SEK
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Karl Green
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a rare floor lamp model "G 2346", Firma Svenskt Tenn, 1940s.

Brass, up-light shade with one socket, painted white on the inside. Height 180 cm.

Wear, minor dents and scuff marks, patina. Electrical function not guaranteed.

Provenance

Purchased in the 1940s by Dir Sven Rygaard. The lamp was placed in the family's apartments at Askrikegatan 13 and 7 in Stockholm. Thence by descent to the current owner.

Literature

Anita Du Rietz, "Skönhet till vardags: Estrid Ericson och Svenskt Tenn", Lorensvik förlag 2018, model depicted on p. 224.

Designer

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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