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Baranquilla

c. 1943–45
designer
(Swedish, born Austria, 1885–1967)
manufacturer
(Swedish, est. 1924)
Overall: 198.1 x 128 cm (78 x 50 3/8 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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The sinuous vines in this pattern wind around like the Barranquilla River in Columbia, from which the pattern derives its name.

Description

Though designed by Josef Frank for the Swedish interior design firm Svenskt Tenn, Baranquilla reflects the landscape and culture of South America through the use of bright colors and imaginative plants. The excellent arrangement of vines, fruit, flowers, and leaves on a black background suggests a dense rain forest at night.
Baranquilla

Baranquilla

c. 1943–45

Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885–1967), (Swedish, est. 1924)
Sweden, Stockholm, Svenskt Tenn, 20th century

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