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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
6 820 - 9 090 EUR
7 140 - 9 520 USD
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165 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

a table model "U601" (the top) & "U491", Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 1960s-70s,

The glass covered top with a printed map, brass lining, the loose base with profiled legs. Diameter 127 cm, height 48.5 cm, the base 65 x 65 cm.

The map is showing the world as seen around year 1450 after a map drawned by the Venetian cartographer and monk Fra Mauro. The original is now in the Doge Palace, Venice.

The base is somewhat faded.


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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