Textiles: Josef Frank, architect and designer born in Austria in 1885, later adopted Swedish citizenship and became one of the best-known Scandinavian designers of that time: “Josef Frank’s life could be wonderfully characterized as on always in motion. Moving with ease from architecture and furniture design to glassware, lighting and metalwork–his was an eclecticism fueled by curiosity. and nothing captures this roaming imagination better than his textiles…"
Josef Frank (1885-1967) was an Austrian-born architect, artist, and designer who adopted Swedish citizenship in the latter half of his life. Together with Oskar Strnad, he created the Vienna School of Architecture, and its concept of Modern houses, housing and interiors. . He was the most prestigious designer in the Stockholm design company Svenskt Tenn (Swedish Pewter) where he designed lively fabrics.