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Sweden, 1885-1967 Austrian-born architect Josef Frank adopted Swedish citizenship in the 1930s. He is best known for his colorful fabric designs for the Swedish company Svenskt Tenn. His fabrics are still highly coveted on the design scene today, gracing many homes and hotels, most notably The Maidstone in East Hampton, NY, which features many of his fabrics and wallpapers. Best-Known Work: His iconic fabrics

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Sweden, 1885-1967 Austrian-born architect Josef Frank adopted Swedish citizenship in the 1930s. He is best known for his colorful fabric designs for the Swedish company Svenskt Tenn. His fabrics are still highly coveted on the design scene today, gracing many homes and hotels, most notably The Maidstone in East Hampton, NY, which features many of his fabrics and wallpapers. Best-Known Work: His iconic fabrics

We’re not the first and we certainly won’t be the last to rue the high price tag attached to Josef Frank’s splendidly graphic and surreal fabric designs. Unable to pay upwards of $200 per yard, but yearning to add some of his Swedish modern aesthetic to our home, we searched for a few inspired alternatives that won’t break the bank.

High & Low: Finding the Look of Josef Frank Fabric for Less

We’re not the first and we certainly won’t be the last to rue the high price tag attached to Josef Frank’s splendidly graphic and surreal fabric designs. Unable to pay upwards of $200 per yard, but yearning to add some of his Swedish modern aesthetic to our home, we searched for a few inspired alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Ippolita Rostagno in her home office with antique chairs upholstered in a Josef Frank fabric from Just Scandinavian.

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Ippolita Rostagno in her home office with antique chairs upholstered in a Josef Frank fabric from Just Scandinavian.

One of many I will post of Carina Schott's home (she is the owner of what I think is one of the best children's clothing sites www.nonchalantmom.com). Love the freshness of the striped Ikea rug with the Joseph Frank fabric on the wall and the light wood furniture...

One of many I will post of Carina Schott's home (she is the owner of what I think is one of the best children's clothing sites www.nonchalantmom.com). Love the freshness of the striped Ikea rug with the Joseph Frank fabric on the wall and the light wood furniture...

From: the July/August 2009 issue of Metropolitan Home.
"Modern Swedish Style"
Renovating a classic 19th-century home in upstate New York, Douglas Larson kept things simple, letting the sun shine in and giving 19th-century proportions a fresh Swedish twist.
The Larsons dressed up their Min bed from Design Within Reach with a Josef Frank fabric for Svenskt Tenn through Brunschwig et Fils; the Robin bedside chests are also from Ikea.

Photographer: Tim Street-Porter

From: the July/August 2009 issue of Metropolitan Home. "Modern Swedish Style" Renovating a classic 19th-century home in upstate New York, Douglas Larson kept things simple, letting the sun shine in and giving 19th-century proportions a fresh Swedish twist. The Larsons dressed up their Min bed from Design Within Reach with a Josef Frank fabric for Svenskt Tenn through Brunschwig et Fils; the Robin bedside chests are also from Ikea. Photographer: Tim Street-Porter

Inside Designer Irene Neuwirth's Luxe Venice Beach Home #refinery29  http://www.refinery29.com/one-kings-lane/9#slide-8  Irene found this set of dining chairs, already upholstered in a vibrant Josef Frank fabric, a decade ago. The pink watercolor is by Mary Weatherford, an L.A. artist known for her slashes of neon.

Inside Designer Irene Neuwirth's Luxe Venice Beach Home

Inside Designer Irene Neuwirth's Luxe Venice Beach Home #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/one-kings-lane/9#slide-8 Irene found this set of dining chairs, already upholstered in a vibrant Josef Frank fabric, a decade ago. The pink watercolor is by Mary Weatherford, an L.A. artist known for her slashes of neon.

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