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Axel Einar Hjorth

(Sweden, 1888-1959)
50 000 - 75 000 SEK
4 570 - 6 860 EUR
4 850 - 7 280 USD
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70 000 SEK
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Axel Einar Hjorth
(Sweden, 1888-1959)

a "Typenko" steel and black lacquered birch sofa, Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1932.

Tubular steel armrests, upholstered cushions, the base marked with metal label: NK R 36099 - C 13 8 32. Length 210 cm, depth 90 cm, seat height ca 38 cm.

Wear, stains, reupholstered, the interior frame renovated.

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The drawing in the NK Archives is dated 11/4 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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