7.15.2010

A 125th Milestone

Speaking of fabric, did you see the google homepage today? It looked like this
That's because today would have been Josef Frank's 125th birthday!

Even if you don't know the name you would most certainly recognize some of his designs because they have graced some pretty stylish magazines, ahem Domino.


And here are two other favorite rooms of mine that use Frank designs



Frank was born in Austria but moved to Sweden where he designed his super colorful fabric and also where it is still produced today. 

I would LOVE to use any of his patterns in a future design project, they are classic, colorful and fun- the perfect combination!

Happy 125th Birthday Josef!


(to see more of his fabric check out the great website Just Scandinavian)

27 comments:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i WANT that last room - BADLY!!!!! - that's SO much - bright, bold, statement - i SOOOOOOO go for that look!!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

A Wedding Story said...

Wow! That's neat to know, I saw it this morning but didn't know anything about him! I have a duvet from Pottery Barn that looks suspiciously like these patterns! I remember the description of the duvet saying something like it was an old Swedish design. How neat!

bluehydrangea said...

I was so excited when I saw Google this morning and knew it must be a tribute to Josef Frank I just didn't know it was his birthday. Google is with it!!

Emily said...

i LOVE it. totally noticed this morning. what a pleasant surprise. p.s. what kind of label maker do you have again? i'm trying to get one soon.

pve design said...

Wonderful! I think I must have some Austrian roots-
I love Scandinavian simplicity and the cuisine too.
pve

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

omg, that wallpaper is AMAZING.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ohh I didnt know it! love his prints (like my header!) :)

North of 25A said...

Love the second room room - and the arched doorway!
Best,
Colleen

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

The first thing I did was click on that Google header--such a pretty print!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I KNEW that Google doodle looked familiar - and I DIG it!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

How fun....I was wondering what the occasion was this AM when I opened my browser.

Deliciously Organized said...

Happy Birthday Josef!

Hello Lover... said...

For some awful reason my google does not have this pretty pattern - bummer. His work is gorgeous!

Kaylee said...

My husband is Swedish and we travel there every year. There is a fantastic store in Stockholm dedicated to Josef's things. Their link is:

http://www.svenskttenn.se/en-us/default.aspx

I'm pretty sure they even ship to the US.

Lavender and Lilies said...

Great post! I wondered what that was on google today.

Hill Country House Girl said...

LOVE it! The last photo on your post is so much fun. I have always been crazy for his patterns and rich color.

KSK said...

I never go to the Google homepage anymore since I use the search bar so I'm so glad you posted about this! Love his designs :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I had never heard that name, but I'm already falling in love with the colors he used. That last room is divine. I love me a white sofa and pops of color.

eddieross said...

Go Google! We love the images you used to celebrate Josef Franks work & inspiration!!

Eddie & Jaithan

Emily A. Clark said...

Beautiful patterns and colors; would never tire of these in a room.

Haven and Home said...

I love the example rooms, his fabric makes me happy.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I LOOOVE his fabric and google makes me happy for doing a fabric shout out!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Aren't they to die for?? Ridiculously expensive though... But SO chic!!

xx
dagny

Sweet Nothings said...

i loved it..not as much as when they had pac man, but loved none the less

Averill said...

Love Josef Frank's prints. They look so incredibly of the moment. Hard to believe he created these decades ago.

Katie said...

love it.