Modernism can—rightfully enough—sometimes feel a bit cold. Our solution? Step 1: Enter the furniture (and prints) of Josef Frank. Step 2: Say hello to "Eclectic Modernism."
Shadowing other Vienna-based designers like Josef Hoffman, Josef Frank is frequently counted among the early Modernists. Yet the stark, unadorned forms of Frank's peers felt exclusionary to him. A home needn’t feel like a museum, he mused, but a refuge, filled with layers of meaning. From his vibrant textiles for Svenskt Tenn to the pieces designed for Haus & Garten, Josef Frank pieces exude modernistic principles, yet maintain a feeling of intimacy.