Kaj Franck
©Photograph: Museum of Applied Arts. 29576

FRANCK, KAJ Gabriel (1911-1989)
Product Designer, Industrial Designer, Interior Architect, Professor (1972)


 
Part-time teacher of the Institute of Arts and Crafts 1945-60, senior teacher 1960-69, and art director 1960-67
  • The Central School of Applied Arts, Department of Furniture Drawing 1932 Arabia Porcelain Factory, Director of Production Planning 1945-60 Iittala Glassworks, Artist 1946 Oy Wärtsilä Ab Nuutajärvi Glassworks, Art Director 1946-1968 Oy Finlayson-Forssa Ab, Cotton Factory, Art Consult 1958-1962 Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Art Director of the Silicate Group 1967-1973

  • Milano Triannale, gold medal 1951. Diplome d'Honneur of art and utility glassware 1954, Grand Prix and Compasso d'Oro 1957

  • Lunning Prize 1955
  • Pro Finlandia 1957
  • Prince Eugen Medal 1964
  • Gold Medal, Sacramento, USA 1964
  • Honorary Professor of Art 1973-78
  • Honorary Degree of Ph.D., Royal College of Art, London 1983

Works by Franck are to be found in e.g. the Museum of Applied Arts, the Arabia Museum, the Finnish Glass Museum, Iittala Glass Museum, and in the Nuutajärvi Glass Museum, which is also designed by him

Literature on Kaj Franck:

Räsänen, Liisa (ed.). Kaj Franck - Muotoilijan tunnustuksia. Form och miljö. (Confessions of a Designer) Publication Series of the University of Industrial Art B 12, Helsinki. 2nd edition 1991. ISBN 951-861-687-6.

Kalin, Kaj et.al. ed. Kaj Franck. Muotoilija - Formgivare - Designer. The Museum of Applied Arts/WSOY, Porvoo - Helsinki - Juva. 1992. ISBN 951-0-17881-0.


Pictures of Works by Kaj Franck

Pot
Pot
©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #K.724

Kilta
Kilta,
pieces of table set and
cream jugs. Arabia.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #09011

Flower vase
Flower vase
Glass.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #L.172

Kupla vases
Kupla vases
Nuutajärvi, 1950-51. Glass.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #L156

Pitchers
Pitchers
Nuutajärvi, 1950s. Glass.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #09129

Woodcock
Woodcock
1953. Glass.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #03077

Table set for banquet
Table set for banquet
Aaltonen Factories,
Sarvis,1979. Plastic.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #Se.84

Kilta table set
Kilta table set
Arabia. Faience.
Designed in 1948, produced 1952-1975.

©Photograph: Museum of Applied
Arts, #K.216