In the print, Tre Öar i Svarta Havet (Three Islands in the Black Sea), the black background represents the sea. Islands glimmer like three violet-coloured fields behind vines teeming with flowers, leaves and fruit. This was the first print that Josef Frank designed for Svenskt Tenn. It marked the beginning of a new era for the company and Estrid Ericson had it framed and hung it up in her private apartment on Strandvägen in Stockholm. Josef Frank designed the print in 1936.
Josef Frank’s textiles with the 315 linen designation are best suited for curtains, pillows and other textile products. They can also be used as upholstery fabric on furniture that is not exposed to excessive wear, such as in the home.