Josef Frank

July 15, 1885 in Baden, Switzerland
Jan. 8, 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden

Josef Frank studied in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century and gained experiences in Berlin. Back in Vienna, he worked as a teacher at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts between 1919 and 1925. He was one of the founding members of the Austrian Werkbund.

Because of his Jewish origins he fled to Sweden in 1933, where he gained the Swedish citizenship in 1939.

His focus were buildings for workers and social housing in Vienna. He also designed furniture. That can be sseen as a part of architecture. In Vienna he run with Oskar Wlach the furniture store Haus und Garten (House and garden) and in Sweden he worked for the furniture company Svenskt Tenn.

After World War II he stayed in Sweden.