25. May, 2017

Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design – Josef Frank – Against Design

Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden

A small collection of the world famous Josef Franks versatile and colourful furniture and architectural design can be found on show in this beautiful island setting in central Stockholm.

Josef Franks Against Design exhibition covers works he created from Vienna in 1910 to Sweden in the late 60s (having escaped the clutches of growing anti-Semitism in Austria in the 1930s) and a brief period spent in the United States befdore returning to Sweden as a designer for the famous store Svenskt Tenn (until his death in 1967).

Buildings, furniture, wall paper, it’s all here and on show, so if you love the wacky and colourful design of J Franks, then pop in and take a look, there’s even displays of several unique original sketches of what eventually became Franks most recognisable and well-known patterns.

“An unpublished script compiled Frank's new inclusive philosophy: "Every great work of art must be bound on kitsch".

The Josef Franks exhibition runs between 10th March – 27th August 2017.

Grab the small five minute ferry ride over from Gröna Lund and explore this gorgeous little tranquil island straight after the exhibition.