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Nordiska Kompaniet Pine "Ekerö" Chairs, Sweden 1930s

$ 6,270
  • Description
    These “Ekerö” chairs are often compared to Axel Einar Hjorth’s Utö model, and not without a reason. These models are often mentioned together thanks to their material and visual resemblance. Both models were produced by Nordiska Kompaniet during the 1930s.

    The Ekerö line include two seating models, including these dining chairs and a sofa. Executed in European pine wood, these chairs have a very traditional, simple Swedish look characterized by sturdy and basic forms in solid, local wood. It is a combination of folklore with the aesthetics of early international modernism. The design is quite simplistic: four tapered legs, solid seating and spindle or slat back all created out of pine. Sensitive touches enliven the simple design, visible in the careful craftsmanship. While there is a deliberate plainness and crudity, much like in brutalist designs, these chairs have a more welcoming look thanks to the rounded edges and subtle, decorative carvings on the top, which has a folk appeal. The minimalistic design does not prevent these chairs from being comfortable, which can be observed in the ergonomic design of the seats and curved backs. The sturdy, tapered legs provide a firm base for these chairs, while the backrests offer solid support for the back. Ekerö is a locality (urban area) and the seat of the eponymous Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, which could have been the inspiration for the model’s name.

    Nordiska Kompaniet was founded in Stockholm in 1902, and to this day, it is regarded as one of the most renowned Swedish furniture manufacturers. The department store reflected modern society in different ways; it was a palace where much was possible and here, consumption became not just a necessary everyday routine, but a lifestyle and a pleasure.

    Condition:
    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

    Dimensions:
    20.47 in W x 16.53 in D x 31.88 in H x 16.92 in SH
    52 cm W x 42 cm D x 81 cm H x 43 cm SH

    Shipping:
    These chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Pine
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: 1930
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221052
    Incollect Reference #: 547509
  • Dimensions
    W. 20.47 in; H. 31.89 in; D. 16.54 in;
    W. 52 cm; H. 81 cm; D. 42 cm;
    Seat H. 16.93 in;
    Seat H. 43 cm;
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