So, I keep reading and hearing about Svenskt Tenn (more here Svenskt Tenn) and lucky me turns out that there is an exhibit at Katrineholm going on now! Will head in there next week too -- file it under another "gotta see"-
|Katrineholm in Malmö|
In advance of the exhibit I am trying to learn a little more -- Estrid Ericson (1894 - 1981) started the boutique "Svenskt Tenn" in Stockholm in 1924 and 10 years later recruited Josef Frank (1885 - 1967) as designer when he left Austria during World War II and moved to Sweden. Estrid and Josef Frank worked together until his death, and shared a similar esthetic and ideas about design. He was perhaps most well-known for his exciting fabrics (again with the textiles huh?) and here are a few:
|from the Svenskt Tenn website|
Josef Frank was a visiting professor at the
New School for Social Research in from 1941-1946. Field manuals and botanical dictionaries that he purchased during his stay inspired many of the patterns he designed during that period. Windows is comprised of common houseplants – perhaps some of them adorned the windowsill of the Frank apartment at Park Terrace Gardens in Manhattan. New York
|"American Trees2 by Josef Frank|
Svenskt Tenn carries a beautiful line of textiles, lighting, candle holders, wall paper, gifts, pewter, furniture, and more at www.svenskttenn.se. Leaving you with one of my new favorites - enjoy!