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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
Josef Frank
(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)

Josef Frank, a 'model 3031' sofa, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden.

Five-seater, upholstered in different purple hues of velvet, pear-shaped legs. Length 355 cm, depth 96 cm, height 85 cm, seat height 45 cm.

A few minor stains and wear.

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The five-seater sofa 3031, also called the Långsoffan, was designed by Josef Frank in the 1940s. The sofa was originally designed as a special order for Kjell and Märta Beijer's home in Säby.

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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