Josef Frank: Patterns–Furniture–Painting
28 January - 7 May
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Continuing the Scandinavian theme, this exhibition opening at the end of the month is the first in the UK to focus on the work of artist and designer Josef Frank. Originally from Austria, where he trained and worked as an architect and designer, Frank moved to Sweden in 1933 and began working with Swedish designer Astrid Ericson on an enormous range of furniture, textile, glassware and interior designs, in a working partnership that would come to define the Swedish Modern style. Frank’s perhaps best known for his gorgeous, vibrant botanical textile designs (indeed, if you’ve ever visited IKEA’s textile department you’ll be familiar with his influence) but the exhibition also explores his furniture and interior design work, and displays a selection of his watercolours, offering a glimpse at a side of his practice not often seen.