While living in New York from 1943-1945, Josef Frank designed two map prints. One of them was called Dixieland, after the American south. In the print’s three main fields is the Atlantic with its surrounding continents. Josef Frank presents an Africa full of giant sunflowers and the mighty Amazon full of watermelons, while the oceans’ foam swells against the beaches. Dixieland was printed for the first time in connection with Svenskt Tenn’s anniversary exhibition in 1974.
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.