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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
2 730 - 3 640 EUR
2 850 - 3 810 USD
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55 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a set of eight chairs model "970", Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden mid-20th century.

Frame in mahogany, seats upholstered in studded leather. Height 92 cm, seat height 43.5 cm.

Wear and minor damage, one back spindle glued, reupholstered seats with patina/stains.


Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson & Jan Christer Eriksson, "Josef Frank Möbelformgivaren", Carlsson 2014, K10.

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Designed ca. 1925 for Haus und Garten, Vienna.


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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