Axel Einar Hjorth - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Christian Björk, Axel Einar Hjorth: möbelarkitekt, Stockholm, 2009, pp. 128 and 130

  • Catalogue Essay

    Einar Hjorth named three of his furniture lines after islands in the archipelago east of Stockholm: ‘Utö’, ‘Blidö’, and ‘Torö’. As creative director for Nordiska Companiet, Einar Hjorth typically sourced the most extravagant materials for his neoclassical-inspired designs. The Utö dining table, however, is sportstugemöbler, refined cabin furniture based on Sweden’s rural tradition and intended for the vacation homes of Nordiska’s clientele.


‘Utö’ dining table

ca. 1932
29 1/4 x 67 x 21 3/4 in (74.3 x 170.2 x 55.2 cm)
Manufactured by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden. Underside with metal manufacturer’s label ‘MADE IN SWEDEN’.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $74,500


15 June 2012
New York