The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank

Designer and architect Josef Frank, born 1885, was a leading pioneer in modern Swedish design. He left behind about 200 textile and 2000 furniture designs; which he donated to the interior decoration and design firm Svenskt Tenn, after three decades of long and fruitful collaboration between him and its founder Estrid Ericson. Josef Frank is famous for creating an interior design philosophy, which became known as "Swedish Modern" at the end of 1930 and is current to this day.

As an interior designer Frank was a firm believer in the importance of both comfort and whimsy. He eschewed the radical minimalism of Bauhaus furniture in favor of curves and color, saying in a lecture, “No hard corners: humans are soft and shapes should be too.”

A selection of textile and furniture designs of Josef Frank is displayed in the exhibition "The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank". The exhibition is supported by Svenskt Tenn, which have lent all objects on display.

Visiting hours:

The exhibition is open to the public the following hours:
Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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