Axel Einar Hjorth Lovö Armchair for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1932 For Sale
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Axel Einar Hjorth Lovö Armchair for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1932

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This rare armchair is part of the 'Lovö' series designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for the high-end Stockholm-based Nordiska Kompaniet department store in 1932. The chair is executed in solid pinewood with a beautiful grain. The carved wings and arms and the scalloped underside give the design an elegant organic and playful touch. The original loose cushions have been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a green Kvadrat 'Remix' wool fabric. The designs of Hjorth's pinewood furniture for NK were closely connected to broader social and cultural changes in Sweden at the time. From 1929 onwards, a new focus on health and leisure led to the official instalment of paid holiday leave by the Swedish government, which made it possible for more and more people to acquire a summerhouse. The 'Sportstugemobler' line by Axel Einar Hjorth unified these modern ideas of leisure with the aesthetics of traditional Provincial life. With his highly original strand of Primitive modernism, Hjorth was able to combine a farmhouse simplicity with a functional, modernist idiom. Executed in simple basic materials such as pinewood and solid oak, the designs were often named after the islands of the Stockholm archipelago, such as Blidö, Sandhamn, Toro and Lovö.

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  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Original, nicely patinated condition. The loose cushions have been reconditioned and newly upholstered in a green Kvadrat Remix wool fabric
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 35.83 in. x W 25.2 in. x D 22.45 in.H 91 cm x W 64 cm x D 57 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    The Hague, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU1803314228742
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