Butterfly design by Josef Frank
‘Butterfly’ design by Josef Frank (1885-1967).

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He is best known for his vivid modernist textile designs for the Swedish firm Svenskt Tenn: riots of ferns, birds and flowers, including the Butterfly design pictured here. 

Now for the first time in the UK, the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey – founded by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, no stranger to vibrant colours herself – has an exhibition of Frank’s work, where furniture designs are displayed alongside some of his zingy textiles, watercolours, framed wallpaper and carpets.


Josef Frank: Patterns-Furniture-Painting runs until May 7 at the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1.