A riot of colour in pattern

Constantly on the prowl for inspiration, I trotted off to the Fashion & Textile Museum in Bermondsey this week with my friend, also an interior designer, to see the Josef Frank exhibition. Although trained as an architect, we know him for his pioneering textile designs which redefined Swedish Modern.JF_1_optHe was a most prolific designer and painter, creating 160 patterns for textile print, resulting in a dizzyingly colourful array of wild and wonderful stuff.JF_2__opt Drawing on the natural world, where riotous squid and lobster sit alongside vibrant tropical flowers and oversized leaves, Franks designs are the antithesis of the utilitarian Swedish aesthetic common in the 1930’s.JF_4__optJF_3_opt If the international cream and beige hotel is your interior of choice then Franks textiles may not appeal but if uplifting colour and a sense of joie de vivre is attractive, then how could you not be inspired?JF_6_optJF_5__opt