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Axel Einar Hjorth

(Sweden, 1888-1959)
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.

a stained pine easy chair "Utö", Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930's.

Wave-pattern to the backrest and lower sides, upholstered seat, loose cushion. Height 86 cm, width 64 cm, seat height ca 46 cm.

Minor wear.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

35 000 - 40 000 SEK

3 280 - 3 750 EUR

3 150 - 3 600 USD

Hammer price: 
135 000 SEK
Provenance

This chair comes from a "Sportstuga" built in 1932 at Mjölkö in the Stockholm archipelago.

Literature

Björk, Christian, Ekström, Thomas & Ericson, Eric, Axel Einar Hjorth: möbelarkitekt, Signum, Stockholm, 2009, compare the sofa in the same series depicted p 133.

Designer

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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