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.


Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Stillleben mit Flasche
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Stillleben mit Flasche
133,200 $
Details
Alexej von Jawlensky - Stillleben mit Fayenceteller und Früchten
Alexej von Jawlensky
Stillleben mit Fayenceteller und Früchten
59,940 $
Details
Christian Rohlfs - Der Onkel
Christian Rohlfs
Der Onkel
55,500 $
Details
Alexander Kanoldt - Straßenbild I
Alexander Kanoldt
Straßenbild I
49,950 $
Details
Erich Heckel - Gelbe Wand
Erich Heckel
Gelbe Wand
33,300 $
Details
Hermann Max Pechstein - Zwei Mädchen am Tisch
Hermann Max Pechstein
Zwei Mädchen am Tisch
33,300 $
Details
Carl Grossberg - Markststraße in Bad Tölz
Carl Grossberg
Markststraße in Bad Tölz
31,080 $
Details
Alexander Koester - 9 Enten im Abendlicht
Alexander Koester
9 Enten im Abendlicht
27,750 $
Details

Fine Art Auction
show
&
bid!
pfeil


Adolf Hölzel
Starting bid: 1,350 EUR

Privacy Policy Contact