HBL Pattern: Josef Frank

Friday, 25 March 2011

A Josef Frank pattern-filled interior by Lukas Göthman, as seen in Plaza Déco, May 2011

Plaza magazine's latest newsletter highlights a revival of the patterned wallpapers and textiles by Austrian-Swedish interior designer Josef Frank (1885-1967).

Artist Lukas Göthman has created an interior decor scheme dedicated to the designer's work - and has even gone to the lengths of having Frank's patterns tattooed onto his own arm.

Marble 4420 as revived by Björn Kusoffsky and Monica Förster for Svenskt Tenn

In addition, Swedish design brand Svenskt Tenn have revived Frank's Marble 4420 pattern - said to have been designed after his discovery of Jackson Pollock's art in 1940s New York. Creative director Björn Kusoffsky and Monica Förster have designed a new collection comprising a tray and table for the brand, and have also created an installation and video celebrating Frank's skill as a patternmaker: