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Axel Einar Hjorth

(Sweden, 1888-1959)
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.

a 'Mora' table, Nordiska Kompaniet 1930, for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition.

Oval shape, lacquered in ochre and black, relief decoration, metal label: NORDISKA KOMPANIET R 34552 - C22246. Length 50 cm, width 36 cm, height 60,5 cm.
The serial number C22246 implies that it was this actual table that was exhibited at the Stockholm Exhibition.

Restored, retouched.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

100 000 - 150 000 SEK

9 380 - 14 100 EUR

8 990 - 13 500 USD

Hammer price: 
580 000 SEK
Provenance

The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition, the model was shown together with a cabinet and two chairs also in the 'Mora -series' in the department for the more exclusive interiors at the exhibition.

Literature

Christian Björk, Thomas Ekström, Eric Ericson, "Axel-Einar Hjorth - Möbelarkitekt", Signum 2009, compare the model illustrated p 102.

More information

According to the Nordiska Kompaniet Archives, the drawing is dated 20/12 1929

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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