Josef Frank

20.03.17  This is an interesting exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey especially to those interested in textiles.  Josef Frank (1885-1967),   “in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles. The Austrian-born architect moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design ideas. Together they redefined what is regarded as Swedish Modern. This exhibition in association with Millesgården, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrant fabric designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours.”

This is an enjoyable show although maddeningly short on technical details, how did he print the fabrics?  Screen print I think, but how to be sure, there isn’t anything in the exhibition to tell us.  I found his watercolours less interesting, others might disagree, he was very accomplished.