Josef Frank, a 'The National Museum Cabinet' model 881, Svenskt Tenn, 2019.
Upper section veneered with wavona burl, mahogany framework on a walnut base, nineteen various-sized drawers with brass handles, also veneered on the back. Marked Josef Frank Svenskt Tenn. Branded AB Eriksson & Söner Möbelsnickeri Vrena. Width 90, depth 45, height 120 cm.
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.Lue lisää