Scandinavian Design /17 November 2011

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Josef Frank

cabinet
Svenskt Tenn
Austria / Sweden, c. 1940
maple burl, walnut, brass, birch
27½ w × 14¾ d × 49 h in (70 × 37 × 124 cm)

literature: Tjugo ar i Svenskt Tenn, Johansson, unpaginated

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,000

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Josef Frank 1885–1967

Josef Frank was one of the most prolific designers of the 20th century known for his work in the fields of furniture, textiles, and architecture. Frank was born in the town Baden near Vienna where he grew up in a tactile household with his father, a textile merchant, and his mother, a skilled sewer. In 1903, Frank attended the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, where he studied architecture under Karl König. In his teaching, König placed an emphasis on the quality of material, design, and planning rather than a strict adherence to style. Frank took the philosophy of König to heart and found inspiration in both the past and present to create designs with quality in mind. In 1925, Frank founded the firm Haus und Garten with fellow architects Oskar Wlach and Walter Sobotka. Unlike the Wiener Werstatte which lauded Gesamtkunstwerks, the three architects believed in creating livable spaces. 

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