3,100 miles between New York and Stockholm Thurs The evening was significantly reduced as design label Svenskt Tenn hosted a chic dinner at the Swedish Consulate General on Park Avenue, hosted by CEO Maria Veerasamy. Attendees included Mickalene Thomas, Sally Singer, Johan Lindeberg, Mickey Boardman, Maria Cornejo, Lynn Yaeger, Vogue‘s own Chioma Nnadi, and Swedish photography and creative director II Team Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago. , its gorgeous store in Strandvagen, Stockholm, and Josef Frank, an Austrian immigrant designer who, in the century, created for the company Iconic pieces such as the wide bed-sized Liljevalchs sofa, and many delightful and exuberant textiles from Baraquilla to Mirakel to Navigare. (Many may wish to have their ashes scattered at Bergdorf Goodman. Me? I would go to Svenskt Tenn any day.)
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The dinner is not only the prelude to the brand’s 100 anniversary next year, but also to commemorate Frank’s work, the second world His time in Manhattan during the Great War forged his unique brand of life-affirming modernist aesthetics. There, he designed some of his most famous textiles and furniture, hence the name “America” for tonight’s celebration. “Joseph produced fifty of his most cherished and important prints in New York,” Veerasamy said. “Come here to experience the city that makes him so creative.”
His ultra-vibrant patterns made a big impact at the dinner party. Four long tables with different fabrics from his designs, and Frank’s floral and fruity textile cutouts strewn just right across the tabletops, all add to the joy. (A general rule of Frank’s work: the more the merrier, and the more the merrier.) Guests were treated to an equally lively (and absolutely delicious) menu that included tomatoes in sea-buckthorn oil, Spanish cabbage, grilled sea bass, and smoked potatoes , and brown butter cake with whipped cream and lemon curd.