This week I went on a very long (nearly 24 hour) day trip to London with some of my lovely friends from uni mainly for a very exciting design job interview, but also to squeeze in a visit to the Fashion and Textiles Museum to see the Josef Frank exhibition.
|Olle Eskell for Ikea|
The pictures do not do it justice! It was full of Josef Frank's beautiful interior prints draping down from the ceiling. His patterns have a wonderful narrative to them with bold colours that really attract attention. The fact that he designed these during the first world war gives them another meaning, as he repelled the drab grey miserable colours that would have been evident everywhere and adopted a much more cheerful colour palette with cheery tropical fruits and birds.
I feel so inspired from this exhibition and also feel that I understand a bit more about my own reasons for using narrative and colour within my work. I like the thought of other people getting joy and happiness from it. Just like Josef Frank's reasons!
I hope you all have a lovely week, I have another very exciting design job interview this week so fingers crossed again!!