Josef Frank designed a lampshade for every one of his lamp models. Originally, all of them were in white textile, but Estrid Ericson later had them sewn up in textiles with prints of Josef Frank and other designers. This cotton lampshade has the Primavera print.
Primavera is the Italian word for spring. In the horizontal fields of this print are some of our most familiar spring flowers: tulips, squill, hyacinths, daisies, violets, anemone and forget-me-nots. Josef Frank designed the print in the early 1920s.
The lampshade goes with Table lamp 2332, Table lamp 2468, Table lamp 2552, Ceiling lamp 2444, Ceiling lamp 2479 and also with Wall lamp 2335.
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