Very lucky for me I was recently in London, England and got to experience the pure JOY that is the Josef Frank exhibit currently on at the Fashion and Textile Museum... Jan 28 - May 17 2017. I literally think I may have died and gone to pattern heaven.
Spectacular patterns and the most inspiring individual. Born near to Vienna into an upper class Jewish family in 1885, Frank first became a successful architect after the first world war and then in the 1930's moved to Stockholm with his Swedish wife Anna. He went on to partner with Estrid Ericson of the fantastic Swedish design firm Svenskt Tenn to create the most spectacular pattern designs and furniture.
"Dreaming in Textiles. In his textile patterns, Josef Frank created worlds that stood in stark contrast to the reality of the interwar period and the Second World War. While racism, genocide and bombings effected people all over the world, Frank depicted paradise."
How inspiring and wonderful is that? Getting to experience this exhibit, I felt the pure joy of Josef Frank's decorative utopia.
If in London, I definitely recommend checking out the exhibit: www.ftmlondon.org
You can also see more beauty at www.svenskttenn.se