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  • 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.

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‘Utö’ dining table

ca. 1932
Pine.
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’.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $74,500

Design

15 June 2012
New York