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Patterns of Josef Frank

I often survey the undecorated spaces in my home, my dining room being a space that is front and center on that list mostly because I can see it from the sofa. I lean toward casual inspiration for this space, a dining room that gets everyday use. When I review inspiration for my dining room, I often think about this one featured in Domino a few years ago,

Josef frank domino drapes

The drapes and chair cushions are in a Josef Frank pattern called Vegetable Tree.

Josef Frank was an Austrian born architect that lived most of his adult life in Sweden where he was the most prestigious designer for a Stockholm firm called Svenkst Tenn (Swedish Pewter). Frank not only lent his vision to buildings but also to vibrant and modern textiles that have a certain Alice in Wonderland essence.

Designer Katie Ridder is certainly a fan of Frank’s patterns, they show up in many of her designs including her own home featured in AD this month. The shade above this banquette is in Vegetable Tree



katie ridder stripes



Ridder uses an abstract map print Manhattan, on the custom shade in this boy’s room.


Josef frank katie ridder boys room


Here’s the Manhattan pattern again in this toddler girl’s room,




Josef frank dining


josef frank bedroom built ins 16


Josef Frank pattern


Josef frank green


josef galley kitchen

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