ISSUE 21  |  On the Lawn

Interior Gardens: Verdant Prints from Josef Frank

May 21, 2012 10:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Nothing evokes the outdoors quite like the exuberant botanical prints of Josef Frank, the legendary Austrian-born architect, artist, and designer who emigrated to Sweden in the 1930s.

Frank's fabrics, which feature surreal interpretations of nature, are still printed at the original factory in Sweden and sold through Stockholm-based Svenskt Tenn. In the US, his wallpaper and fabrics are available through Just Scandinavian in New York City.

Above: A house in Sydney by designer Marion Hall Best features a stairwell wallpapered in Frank's Varklocka Wallpaper ($150 a roll at Just Scandinavian); photo via Come Over Sunday.

Above: A bath in Scandinavia features a shade made from Frank's Windows; photo via Skona Hem.

Above: A headboard upholstered in Frank's Green Birds design; via Elle Decor.

Above: Frank's Green Birds fabric used as a shower curtain in an LA bath by M Design.

Above: A Celotocaulis fabric; available by the yard from Just Scandinavian; photo via Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm.

Above: A chair covered in Celotocaulis fabric; available by the yard from Just Scandinavian; image via Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm.