Inspired by Frank

3 seater Sofa

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Frank 3 seater Sofa F159 Zoom

Inspired by Frank

3 seater Sofa

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Description

100% Made in Italy. Solid wood frame. Padded with polyurethane foam. Leather or fabric upholstery (fabric covering completely removing). Natural walnut wood feet with a beeswax finish.
History
This model - among Frank’s favourites - is not to mean as an original design: being an interior designer (and not a furniture designer in a strict sense), according to Frank, the idea of interpreting and furnishing spaces was more important than planning furnishings to be reproduced in series. For these sofa and armchair, it was used a certain type of padding technique - which was common in many middle class houses during the first decades of 1900s - that Frank loved and frequently reinterpreted in his work. Similar armchairs and sofas appear in pictures of various apartments that he decorated, with different arm width, different back angles or other minor details. Hardwood frame. Polyurethane foam padding. Leather or fabric upholstery (fabric upholstery completely removing). Natural walnut wood feet with a beeswax finish.

Additional Info

Dimensions W210 D89 H80 HS45 cm
Inspired by Frank
Line Sofas
Model Sofa 3 Seater
Structure Schema F159
J. M. Frank

Frank

J. M. Frank

(1895-1941)

My intention was not to create a style of my own, but only to find a style, any style.

A cousin of Anna Frank, the author of the celebrated “Diary”, Jean-Michael Frank was born into a well-off Parisian family. Before working as an interior designer, he travelled at length around the world, an experience which profoundly influenced his work. Frank practiced his role as an interior designer with enormous success. A relatively new concept for the time, the interior design distinguished itself from both architecture and industrial design. Among Frank’s customers there were some of the most renowned personages of his age, from the poet René Crevel to artists such as Giacometti, Dalì, Bérard, Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon and Nelson Rockefeller.

In 1939 he was forced to leave Paris to avoid Nazi persecution, taking refuge first in Argentina and then in the USA, where he died tragically, committing suicide as his brother had already done in Paris. His style - defined as “poor luxurious” or simply “Frank style” - was highly successful during the 1930s and ‘40s, and still today remains a benchmark for contemporary interior design. His furnitures are elegant and rigorous, sophisticated in the use of materials yet simple in their classic, refined lines.