Thursday, July 29, 2010

Inspiration: Svenkst Tenn and Josef Frank

A new source of inspiration for me is the Stockholm, Sweden-based interior design company, Svenskt Tenn (the words mean Swedish Pewter). They have been around for a long time but I think only recently established an online presence. Svenkst Tenn was founded in 1924 by Estrid Erickson and one of their most prominent designers was Josef Frank, architect, interiors, furniture and textile-designer beyond compare! If you love vivid patterns, you will drool, as I do, over the fabrics of Josef Frank. They bring nature and its colors and exuberance into your home.


This pattern, Textile Hawaii, was designed by Frank and inspired by images of the "Trees of Life from the north side of the Indian peninsula."(source: Svenkst Tenn). I remember Anthropologie selling a sofa upholstered in this pattern a few years ago. The thing about bold fabrics like this is that you could put a sofa in this pattern in a room and you really don't need any other embellishment! Svenkst Tenn offers bags in these patterns too. 
Visit Svenskt Tenn here and be inspired by Josef Frank!
Images are taken from and copyrighted to Svenkst Tenn; Sofa image from Anthropologie.

5 comments:

GB said...

Lovely...I'm always drawn to bright colors. I think Anthro. now carries a rug with the tree of life design pictured above. Another fave would be Marimekko...

Indie.Tea said...

What beautiful patterns and colors...

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post...loved all those bright colours!!
Great find indeed :)...Now I'm your 306th follower !!!:))

Cheers

Venus- The planet of love said...

So contemporary and stylish. Love the way these styles blend into living spaces.

Kamini said...

Love the colors on the pillows in the second pic. That sofa is totally wild though....!

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