Paul Frankl

Frankl is best known today, in Art Deco circles, for his Skyscraper bookcases. Beyond Deco fans he's virtually unknown. Yet he was a prolific designer covering the early Deco period through to 1950's modern styles. Whatever he touched was quality, well thought out, designed & produced. He was a designer's designer, & had a wide influence in his day. From a Deco point of view his most interesting period was the creative out-pouring of work between approx 1925 - 32; the 'Skyscraper' years. Google it if you want a full biography.

Suffice to say in this period he developed his own distinct style, influenced by the Skyscrapers around him in New York. The work from this period is generally very inventive in form & finish, some real eye catching pieces. And, although like most of the Deco era designers, he moved on with his designs, this is what he best remembered for. You'll pay a fortune today if you can even find one of these pieces, as they're mainly in museums & private collections.

Skyscraper bookcases;
New Paul Frankl Art Deco Skyscraper skyline wood bookcase bookshelves Art Deco Paul Frankl style Skyscraper stepped bookcase

I've been a fan of Frankl's work for over 25 years, and have quite an amount of reference material to draw on. Going forward we will reproduce pieces in the Frankl style, whether replicas or work influenced by him. This section will grow quite quickly as we add new pieces one by one. If you are a fan & would like to commision a piece please contact us. We can design totally new work in Frankl's style as well.

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