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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
6 000 - 8 000 SEK
545 - 727 EUR
571 - 761 USD
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a ceiling lamp model "2538", Firma Svenskt Tenn, 1950s.

Brass, plastic-coated shade, maker's mark Svenskt Tenn 2538 Made in Sweden. Height of shade ca. 32 cm, adjustable height ca. 90-150 cm.

Minor wear, recently rewired.


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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