Axel Einar Hjorth - Important Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Literature

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

circa 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’.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £36,050

Important Nordic Design

27 September 2012