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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
Estimate
20 000 - 30 000 SEK
1 820 - 2 730 EUR
1 900 - 2 850 USD
Hammer price
36 000 SEK
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Karl Green
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a bookcase model "1142", Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 1950s.

Veneered in mahogany, upper part with shelves and cabinet section, four drawers in the lower part. Length 200 cm, width 50 cm, height 130 cm. Key included.

Wear, scratches, and scuff marks.

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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