deutsch

Paul Theodore Frankl

Wien 1886 - Los Angeles 1962


The furniture designer Paul Theodore Frankl was born in Vienna in 1886. Paul Theodore Frankl studied architecture before emigrating to the US in 1914. In New York Paul Theodore Frankl designed stage sets for the Theater Guild. Around 1925 Paul Theodore Frankl began to design furnishings; he gave desks, chests of drawers, and cupboards geometric forms but dissected them seemingly into rectangles, which he then piled on top of each other. These Paul Theodore Frankl pieces recall the skyscrapers built in New York at the time, including the Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building. Paul Theodore Frankl even called them skyscraper furniture.
At the same time, Paul Theodore Frankl's designs began to assimilate Asian influences; his sumptuous furniture made of top-quality materials and hardwoods featured lacquer surfaces. Paul Theodore Frankl opened a gallery in New York in which he sold both his own pieces and those of other designers.
Paul Theodore Frankl gave lectures on such esoteric subjects as "The Skyscraper in Decoration" and wrote several books on the decorative and applied arts of his day, including "New Dimensions: The Decorative Arts of Today" (1928); "Form and Re-Form" (1930); and "Space for Living: Creative Interior Decoration and Design" (1938).
In 1928 Paul Theodore Frankl was a co-founder of the American Designers' Gallery and, in 1930, of the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen. Paul Theodore Frankl was one of the most important exponents of the American Art déco style.


Emil Nolde - Sonnenblumen mit Fuchsschwanz
Emil Nolde
Sonnenblumen mit Fuchsschwanz
555,000 $
Details
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Dorfstraße mit Apfelbäumen
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Dorfstraße mit Apfelbäumen
444,000 $
Details
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Bergdorf mit rosa Kuh
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Bergdorf mit rosa Kuh
333,000 $
Details
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Heimkehrender Heuer
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Heimkehrender Heuer
333,000 $
Details
Lyonel Feininger - Manhattan, Dusk
Lyonel Feininger
Manhattan, Dusk
222,000 $
Details
Otto Dix - Drei Weiber
Otto Dix
Drei Weiber
222,000 $
Details
Alexej von Jawlensky - Abstrakter Kopf
Alexej von Jawlensky
Abstrakter Kopf
199,800 $
Details
Gabriele Münter - Murnauer Landschaft
Gabriele Münter
Murnauer Landschaft
166,500 $
Details

Fine Art Auction
show
&
bid!
pfeil


Charlotte Berend-Corinth
Starting bid: 100 EUR

Privacy Policy Contact