It is a testament to Paul Frankl's design versatility and productiveness that new pieces of his work keep turning up, such as this bookcase recently unearthed. The original medium size display unit bookcase was made during Frankl's golden period of his Skyscraper designs. Like his best designs this bookcase offers excellent storage and display space and makes a stunning design statement in any interior. The outline is dramatic, emphasised with the bold red lines, looking almost neon against the black. This piece is one of his experimental designs, he used the Greek key motif for many pieces of furniture, and returned to the idea over many years. This bookcase uses the Greek Key idea in a very asymetrical way and combined it with his stepped Skyscrapper style work.
There is a rule in furniture design - if you can draw it you can make it. We would love to make this for a Frankl enthusiast. Most of Frankl's best work has disappeared into museums and private collections, so offering an accurate reproduction is as close as many of us will get to owning such pieces (especially since Frankl didn't make most of them anyway). Made to order, and shipped anywhere.
The above design shows how much shelf display space there is in such a striking piece. The original piece is showing green paint under the black, so it seems likely it was originally painted in the typical Frankl green he was using around this time. So we have shown this version below, and a few more colours versions suitable for a Deco style interior.
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