06 May 2017

Josef Frank's rugs

Josef Frank (1885-1967) trained as an architect in Austria, also designed fabrics, and in the 1930s moved to Sweden to work for Svenskt Tenn, where he became important in the Swedish modernist movement that was a forerunner of ... ikea. 

The Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey is just finishing a show of his textile work, with a little furniture included too - he designed over 200 pieces of furniture. 

And he designed rugs - for instance this cheerful take on the Tibetan tiger rugs -
 and Carpet 1 -
 and Carpet 3 -
Shapes and textures that, like his fabrics, bring lightness and space into rooms.

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