I often attend events in San Francisco related to Sweden. It’s a way to feel connected to my future home.
Earlier this week, my friend, Linda and I went to a lecture at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. Barbro Osher, the Consul General of the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco introduced historian Nina Stritzler-Levine who discussed the work and life of Scandinavian design pioneer Josef Frank.
(My Danish friend, Linda, attended the lecture with me)
Frank (1885-1967) was a designer and architect who, to quote the Consulate’s website “emphasized comfort and informality in his designs. He used bright, bold colors and floral patterns to produce whimsical designs inspired by nature.” He did this despite the fact that many of his contemporaries were taking a severe approach to modernism at the time. Frank grew up in Austria. He was married to a Swede and moved to Sweden in 1933 to flee the Nazi regime. Read more » >>