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National Museum Cupboard Model 881 by Josef Frank (1938)

National Museum Cupboard Model 881 by Josef Frank (1938)

National Museum Cupboard Model 881 by Josef Frank (1938)


The drawing of Cabinet 881 that Josef Frank did in 1938 was named #8220;Cabinet with 21 Drawers#8221;, although there were only 19 drawers. Maybe Frank decided at the last minute to make 2 larger drawers out of 4 small ones to balance the composition. The cabinet was displayed at the hellip;

The drawing of Cabinet 881 that Josef Frank did in 1938 was named #8220;Cabinet with 21 Drawers#8221;, although there were only 19 drawers. Maybe Frank decided at the last minute to make 2 larger drawers out of 4 small ones to balance the composition. The cabinet was displayed at the Josef Frank exhibition at the National Museum in Stockholm in 1952. Frank designed a variety of cabinets-on-stands. He took his inspiration from English and Asian furniture. The drawers and handles on this unique piece are set in various shapes and sizes and arranged asymmetrically. This deviation from symmetry coincides with Frank’s advocacy of what he later coined #8220;Accidentism#8221; in an article he published in 1958, 2 decades after completing the cabinet. Frank believed that #8220;one should design their surroundings as if they originated by chance.#8221; And that #8220;every place where one feels comfortable, rooms, streets, and cities,#8221; developed in such a manner. Randomness he felt, provided a necessary feeling of variety, which rationally, planned places lacked. Produced by Svenskt Tenn, Sweden.

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