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Joseph Frank/ Cabinet of Curiosities

During Design Miami/ Basel this past June, Stockholm-based gallery Jackson’s exhibited a unique set of cabinets designed by twentieth-century architect-designer Josef Frank. Produced in 1958 by Swedish interiors company Svensk Tenn for a private residence in São Paulo, these objects are a perfect embodiment of Frank’s approach to design. While throughout his long career Frank upheld a principled and progressive design philosophy that kept modern human needs at the forefront, he disparaged the austere environments and puritanical aesthetics endorsed by modernists of his day.

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David Adjaye’s Favorite Piece at DMB/12

Josef Frank/ Early Chair and Side Table/ 1925 -1940
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“Josef Frank’s revolutionary work in Sweden on housing is still inspirational and relevant today. The few pieces he designed are quirky masterpieces which fused modernity, wit and tradition into the evolution of domestic furniture.”
DAVID ADJAYE/ Architect

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