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  • Paris, February 2018 – PIASA’s first auction of Scandinavian Design in 2018, on February 15, yielded a total of €2.1 million. This new sale devoted to the Nordic creativity, replete with big-name masterpieces, confirms PIASA as leaders on the Design market.

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Scandinavian design Josef Frank, the Essence of Scandinavian Modernism I FEBRUARY 17th, 2016 — 6pm

Scandinavian Design and Josef Frank will be in the spotlight at PIASA on

Wednesday 17 February 2016.

 

The first PIASA sale of 2016 features nearly 200 lots from Scandinavia, as the

Department of Decorative Art & Design focuses on the Austrian-born, Swedishbased

designer Josef Frank along with items by Axel Larsson, Finn Juhl, Poul

Kjaerholm, Hans J. Wegner and Axel Acking.

 

 

Josef Frank: an Architect Dedicated to Decorative Well-Being

 

— ‘The home should not just be an efficient machine’ —

                             Josef Frank

 

 

While Wienna MAK celebrates the work of modernist architectural master Josef

Frank with a major retrospective, PIASA explores the designer oeuvre withe

a selection of 54 pieces. Swedish Design of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s bears the

powerful imprint of Frank’s ideas, based on a ‘gentle’ form of Modernism.

By mixing influences and placing human well-being at the heart of his work,

Frank ushered furniture design into a new era. His personal interpretation of

Modernism made a lasting impact on Scandinavian aesthetics.

 

— ‘It (an interior) should offer comfort – relaxation and comfort ...

there is nothing puritanical about good interior design’ —

                               Josef Frank