Swedish Modern: A Colouring Book of Magical Interiors

Estrid Ericson, Josef Frank & Svenskt Tenn


Explore the world of legendary Swedish interior design company Svenskt Tenn with these magical patterns all set for colouring


ISBN: 9780500293294 Category:

Janet Colletti


Swedish Modern is a playful introduction to the philosophy and heritage of the Swedish interior design and furniture company Svenskt Tenn, founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson and joined ten years later by designer and architect Josef Frank. Contrary to the rigid modernism that dominated in their day, theirs was a soft and tolerant style, full of variety, fantasy, humour – and elegance.

Line drawings to be coloured in by the reader are integrated with full-page colour reproductions of Josef Frank’s fantastical prints and furniture pieces, the designer’s own sketches, archival photographs and Estrid Ericson’s imaginative room and table settings. Through a creative and engaging series of compositions and short texts, the reader will not only get an insight into the creative process and design philosophy of Estrid Ericson and Josef Frank, but will also see how their legacy is still at the heart of Svenskt Tenn today.

Additional information

Weight 502 g
Dimensions 28.1 x 35.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 10 April 2017
Number of pages 56
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 28.1 x 35.6 cm
Weight 502 g


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Janet Colletti has been writing for the Swedish furniture and design industry for 20 years and has developed expertise in the people, objects and history that make it unique.

Helene Boström has worked as an editor, concept developer and book consultant on numerous visual books and catalogues.