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'Textile Elefant Cotton' Estrid Ericson travelled a great deal and took all kinds of forms, patterns and souvenirs home with her. Estrid designed this textile with small elephants based on a model from the Belgian Congo. Elephant was printed for the first time in the end of the 1930s.
Textile Manhattan 315 Linen. From 1942-1946, Josef Frank lived and worked as a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, New York. Frank found Manhattan’s city plan so interesting in its brutal simplicity that he created the Manhattan design which includes a map of the island.
Josef Frank designed Tre Öar i Svarta Havet (Three Islands in the Black Sea in English) in 1936. The black background of the pattern represents the sea, while three violet-coloured islands glimmer in a foreground deeply covered in vines teeming with fruit, flowers and leaves. Of all of Josef Frank’s patterns, it was this one that Estrid Ericson chose to have framed for her private apartment on Strandvägen.