Josef Frank, a mahogany dressing table, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, model 736, before 1985.
Three drawers and a cupboard with shelve inside, brass handles, length 134.5 cm, depth 45 cm, height 72 cm. Key included.
Slight wear, partly faded.
From the collection of Hildur Hansson (1912-1999). Her husband Erik Hansson (1906) died during the Finnish winter war. Hildur lived with her son at Östermalm in Stockholm and was a great friend of Estrid Ericson (1894-1981), founder of Svenskt Tenn. Thence by descent.
The model was designed in 1937.
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.Read more