There should be at least five light sources in every room. The light from a ceiling lamp is best used for cleaning and doing housework. The rest of the time, the light ought to be lower down, and at several different heights. That was Josef Frank's thoughts behind decorating with lighting. In these pictures we adhere to this philosophy, and since Svenskt Tenn's founder Estrid Ericson collected a variety of objects, a collector's everyday life is also depicted in a contemporary way.
To the right is the Fusa table lamp; one of the latest launches in Svenskt Tenn's lighting range. The lamp is designed by Luca Nichetto and inspired by Josef Frank's Terrazzo print.
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Josef Frank designed Ceiling Lamp 2358, or Spindeln (The spider) as it is often called, during the late 1920s. He then took the design with him to Sweden and Svenskt Tenn in 1934.
This lamp was called “The three spirals” when it was designed in 1938. In 1939, it was shown at the Golden Gate Exhibition, and since then it has been referred to as the “San Francisco” lamp.
The charming Flight lamp was designed by Michael Anastassiades and is manufactured by Flos for Svenskt Tenn. It had an innovative form that brings to mind a hot air balloon.
Wall lamp 2226 is designed to reflect the light evenly and beautifully in a room. Josef Frank designed it in Austria in the 1920s, and brought it with him to Sweden and Svenskt Tenn.
A visit to the store on Strandvägen 5, with its homey environments and greenery, were the basis for the idea of transforming a Monstera into beautiful lighting.
Table lamp 2552 was designed by Josef Frank in 1938. The lamp has a light and airy appearance, and the light bulb holder is a beautiful detail, visible under the lampshade. All of which are typical elements of Josef Frank's lamp design.
Josef Frank not only created Lamps, but also a unique lampshade for each lamp model. In today's range, the lampshades are available in several of his colourful and flourishing designs.