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Josef Frank

(Austria, 1885-1967)
Estimate
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
1 830 - 2 290 EUR
1 940 - 2 430 USD
Hammer price
16 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Austria, 1885-1967)

a set of five walnut and red leather dining chairs, Svenskt Tenn, model 2229, mid 20th century.

Seat height ca 44 cm.

Some slight wear, scrtaches, a little faded.

Literature

"Josef Frank, Against Design", MAK, Vienna 16.12.2015-3.4.2016, exhibition catalogue, Birkhäuser, Basel 2016, see the model illustrated p 193, no 141.

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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