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Axel Einar Hjorth

(Sweden, 1888-1959)
Estimate
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
9 110 - 11 400 EUR
9 570 - 12 000 USD
Hammer price
200 000 SEK
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Axel Einar Hjorth
(Sweden, 1888-1959)

a set of six 'Lovö' chairs, Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930s.

Stained pine, the high back model, iron mounts, loose cushions with a red fabric, height 95 cm, seat height ca 44 cm.

Wear. Reupholstered cushions.

Provenance

Reportedly: from the familys summer house, in Hittarp. Acquired by Mr. Algot Ysberg.

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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