Who's Josef Frank? He was an Austrian architect, designer, painter, and founder of Swedish modernism, who produced over 200 patterns from 1909 to 1950. He was also a lover of botany, which I definitely think shows in his nature inspired, vine-like, modern designs. His patterns are fresh and different from a lot of patterns I've seen recently and work as the focal point to any room.
|source - fabric Aralia|
|source - fabric Teheran|
|source - wallpaper Paradiset|
|source - fabric Celon|
From what I've seen his textiles are pretty expensive, but luckily IKEA has picked up this Swedish modernism in many of their items...or you could splurge for the real thing. Here are some items I found, most of which are sold at Just Scandinavian:
1. Etsy - Josef Frank Notturno Fabric Pillow | 2. Just Scandinavian - Josef Frank Aramal, Red Fabric | 3. Bonaluxat - Josef Frank Armchair 969 |4. Just Scandinavian - Josef Frank Paradiset, Black Wallpaper | 5. Just Scandinavian - Josef Frank Brazil Pillow
Bold vine-like patterns are also popping up across the fashion world - as seen with Tibi's print - Belle.
Left - Marie Anderson of Blame It On Fashion
Right - Hedvig Opshaug of The Northern Light.
What do you think - Is a pop of pattern for your home, closet or both?