Master of Swedish Modernism: Josef Frank
After hearing my mom rave about a new exhibit at the American Swedish Institute (ASI), I decided that I had to run down there and check it out. The ASI, by the way, is located in the stunning 1900s Turnblad Mansion on Park Avenue in Minneapolis – but more on that in a future post.
This exhibit was a show case of the late Swedish designer Josef Frank’s work. Walking through the pieces on display, I could see:
1) the Swedish modern design that Ikea has made famous the world over
2) the Swedish design aesthetic that dictates extremely simple design in furniture combined with vibrant fabrics on chairs, couches, rugs and window treatments
Take a look:
Happily, you can buy many of the textiles, as well as fabulous furniture pieces at Just Scandanavian.
I really want that sunflower chair any idea how I can get it?
Check out Svenskt Tenn. If you don’t see it online, you can try calling them. If they aren’t selling that chair, you can buy the fabric from them and have a chair of your own upholstered in it!