Josef Frank, a model 2112 mahogany veneered bookshelf, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden.
The upper part with four adjustable shelves, the lower part with drawer and a cabinet, the interior with shelves, brass fittings. Width 100, depth 45, height 220 cm. Key included.
Minor wear. Minor stains. Minor veneer damages. Hole to the backside. The key works as a handle, but does not lock the door.
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