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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
Estimate
10 000 - 15 000 SEK
909 - 1 360 EUR
951 - 1 430 USD
Hammer price
11 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a rare brass ceiling light model "G 2558", Firma Svenskt Tenn, 1950s-60s.

Three arms with pleated shades. Diameter 58 cm.

Wear, shades with minor damage. Electrical function not guaranteed.

Literature

Catalogue, "Belysningar från Svenskt Tenn", Nordisk Rotogravyr 1954, model illustrated (n.p.).

More information

Rare model designed in the early 1950s.

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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