Josef Frank lived and worked in Manhattan, New York from 1941-1946. He found Manhattan’s city plan so interesting in its simplicity, that he created the Manhattan print, which shows a map of the island. In the lower rectangle, one can see the northern tip of Manhattan with the Washington Bridge, the Cloisters and Inwood Hill Park. Josef Frank and his Swedish wife Anna lived here, not far from the most northern part of Broadway.
Josef Frank’s textiles with the 450 linen designation are extra durable upholstery fabrics, which have been developed as a sturdier complement to Svenskt Tenn’s 315 linen textiles.