Nordiska Kompaniet, 1932
H. 75 W. 170 D. 60 cm
Swedish architect and designer, Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959) became famous for his furniture and for conceiving interiors for Stockholm city from 1918. During this period his work, inspired by neoclassicism, can be affiliated to the ‘Swedish grace’ style.
Between 1927 and 1938 Axel Einar Hjorth was architect in chief of the Nordiska Kompaniet department store in Stockholm , one of the biggest manufacturer of Sweden. He designed both private and public spaces and worked for an international clientel. The Sha of Iran
In 1929 he supervises the Swedish pavillion for the Universal exhibition in Barcelona.
By the 1930s he began to design furniture for holiday homes. Indeed with the setting up by the Social-Democratic party of two weeks of holidays, the notion of cottage Weekend and holidays is developing. These houses called ‘Stuga’ are often located on small islands around Stockholm on the Baltic Sea. These popular resorts will give their names to furniture series such as UtÖ, Lovö (island in the south of Finland), Sandhamn. The style of these creations is based on Swedish rural traditions, pine furniture often worked with the gouge, their primitive aspect make pieces of a modernism amazing by the simplicity of their design.
These pieces of furniture are not marked, and there is little information on these collections.