Josef Frank, Swedish-Austrian designer, known for his textiles, was also an architect, furniture designer,  glass ware, lighting, and metalwork- artist.

Day one: Josef Frank

Josef Frank, Swedish-Austrian designer, known for his textiles, was also an architect, furniture designer, glass ware, lighting, and metalwork- artist.

JOSEF FRANK, Detail from the mahogany cabinet covered with Frank´s floral chintz fabric Fatima, ca.1937. Produced by Firma Svenskt Tenn Ab, Sweden. / Piasa

JOSEF FRANK, Detail from the mahogany cabinet covered with Frank´s floral chintz fabric Fatima, ca.1937. Produced by Firma Svenskt Tenn Ab, Sweden. / Piasa

Josef Frank, with black as a background colour it is amazing how bright the other colours can be

Josef Frank, with black as a background colour it is amazing how bright the other colours can be

Viennese architect and furniture designer Josef Frank fled from the Nazis to Sweden – and began creating dizzyingly colourful fabrics

Fabric of life: Josef Frank's joyous textile designs – in pictures

Viennese architect and furniture designer Josef Frank fled from the Nazis to Sweden – and began creating dizzyingly colourful fabrics

Josef Frank, Butterfly, 1943-45 ©Svenskt Tenn. A colourful illustration of butterflied and flowers.

London exhibition showcases Josef Frank's textiles and furniture

Josef Frank, Butterfly, 1943-45 ©Svenskt Tenn. A colourful illustration of butterflied and flowers.

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