Svenskt Tenn’s classic bags are loved all over the world; from Stockholm to New York and Shanghai. Inside, the hand bag has a detachable key ring and two pockets, a larger one with zipper and a smaller one without. Josef Frank designed this print and Svenskt Tenn designed the form.
The Notturno print was originally called “Moonlite” with its high pepperbushes and palm trees against the backdrop of a deep blue tropical night sky. The close-up drawings of peppercorns light up almost like large citrus fruits glowing in the moonlight. The design was created by Josef Frank during 1943-1945.
Josef Frank/Svenskt Tenn
Svenskt Tenn developed this design using Josef Frank's print.
Josef Frank grew up in Vienna in an assimilated Jewish family and studied architecture at Konstgewerbeschule. In the 1920s he designed housing estates and large residential blocks built around common courtyards in a Vienna with severe housing shortages. In 1925 he started the Haus & Garten interior firm together with architect colleagues Oskar Wlach and Walther Sobotka. Svenskt Tenn hired Josef Frank in 1934 and just a few years later he and Estrid Ericson made their international breakthrough. Although he was already 50 when he left the burgeoning Nazism in Vienna for Sweden, Frank is considered one of Sweden’s most important designers. Read More