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Axel Einar Hjorth

(Sweden, 1888-1959)
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Axel Einar Hjorth
(Sweden, 1888-1959)

a modernist birch chest of drawers, 'Typenko', Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.

Marked with Nordiska Kompaniet's metal label on the reverese. Length 80 cm, depth 47,5 cm, height 70,5 cm. Key included.

Minor wear.

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The model was designed April 11th 1931.


Axel Einar Hjorth was one of Sweden's most significant furniture designers during the Swedish Grace era. He is also known for designing the so-called sports cabin furniture in pine.

Head designer of NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) furniture department 1927-38. His first significant project was NK's exclusive showcase at the International World Fair in Barcelona in 1929, where he presented the cabinet 'Louis' and the model 'Caesar'. In the 1930's he designed more basic models for serial production and rustic furniture in pinewood.

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