Anyone looking for relief from winter’s chill need to warm up to the exuberant textile designs of Josef Frank, the great architect, artist and designer who blithely dispels any notions of Nordic style as all geometry and restraint. Frank was Austrian by birth, but Swedish by option, and, properly, lucky Sweden, we say. Frank’s nature-inspired illustrations—leaves and lemons, birds and butterflies, most produced in the 1930′s and 1940′s for the Stockholm interior design and style business Svenskt Tenn—are jubilant, very saturated confections of stylized repeat patterns and complex visual narratives. Still produced by Svenskt Tenn, Josef Frank fabric motifs remain amongst the most recognizable and coveted of Scandinavian textiles, and no wonder. It’s difficult to envision a more joyful antidote to those long northern winters.