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Axel Einar Hjorth Round Coffee Table for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1937

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes Marked with maker's label
Origin Sweden
Period 1920-1949
Materials Wood
Dimensions
H. 21.85 in; Diam. 27.56 in;
H. 55.5 cm; Diam. 70 cm;
Condition Good. Item is in vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use; Item has a chip to the edge. Some varnish on the top has worn off. Some wear and discoloration on the top.
Creation Date 1937
Description This rare coffee table was designed by Axel Einar Hjorth in January 1937 and was made to order for the “Spring Show” of the same year for the department store Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm Sweden.

There have been some thoughts that the work has also been shown at the Swedish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exhibition, but unfortunately very few photos were taken by officials at the time, so this for now will stay an hypothesis.

The table is one of Hjorth’s most slender works and together with his more common utö and lovö series, belongs to the best of his oeuvre.

Label marked NK R 40275 - C 7 6 37.

Condition:
Item is in vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use; The work has a chip to the edge. Some varnish on the top has worn off. Some wear and discoloration on the top. Because of the different preferences of our clients, we initially restore as little as possible in most cases. However it is possible to restore the wear on this work. We work with the best crafts people in the Netherlands, who are able to turn back the clock while maintaining the integrity of the work and without removing all the beauty that time has added. Please don't hesitate to consult us for the possibilities.

About the designer:
Axel Einar Hjorth was a Swedish architect and designer who created furniture using wood such as oak, rosewood, and birch. It was his application of Art Deco and Modernist aesthetics that make his work an early model of contemporary Swedish design, with its emphasis on minimalism and functionality. Hjorth’s designs are reminiscent of Gerrit Rietveld, a member of the De Stijl movement, which included Bart van der Leck and Piet Mondrian, and whose work was similarly inspired by modernism, with an emphasis on form, simplicity, and function. Born on March 7, 1888 in Krokek, Sweden, he went on to study at the Higher School of Art and Design, College of Arts in Stockholm. During his career, Hjorth worked for several furniture companies including Nordiska Kompaniet. His works are in the collection of the National Museum in Stockholm. Hjorth died on June 21, 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Incollect Reference Number 261872
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