Friday, March 23, 2012

Svenskt Tenn and Josef Frank bags

Image from Nordiska Style

Whenever I'm in Stockholm, I have to make a trip to Svenskt Tenn, a fantastic interior design shop filled with Swedish classics. And if you love bold, colourful and exotic textiles, you probably already know Josef Frank (1885-1967), an Austrian architect and designer who emigrated to Sweden in 1933. Estrid Ericson, a pewter designer and entrepreneur founded Svenskt Tenn in 1924, and she recruited Josef Frank in 1934. "Together, they created the elegant and boldly patterned personal interior design style that continues to pervade the collection to this day".
 Svenskt Tenn created gorgeous bags using the fabrics designed by Josef Frank and Estrid Ericson and as you can tell by looking at the picture above, I used mine quite a lot! The colors have faded and there's a hole or two, but I don't care, I always come back to it! The only downside is that you can't really wash it, but I don't leave it on the floor anyway so it's not that bad. Here's more of their iconic designs: "Manhattan" (Frank), "Elefant" (Ericson), "Brazil" (Ericson) and "Tulpan" (Frank). Aren't they perfect for Spring?

Images from Svensk Tenn

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