A Luxurious Pair of Solid Karelian Birch Armchairs

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A large and sumptuous variation of the Funkis armchair constructed in beautifully figured solid Karelian birch. The gently curved top rail, above the cushioned back with two horizontal slats, the rectangular seat generously scaled, the arm supports and back stiles joined to sled-like runners.

A related chair is illustrated by Christian Bjˆrk, Thomas Ekstrˆm, Eric Ericson, Axel Einar Hjorth Mˆbelarkitekt, Sweden, 2009, p. 118.

Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959) was a leading Swedish designer of the first half of the twentieth century. Hjorth was instrumental in introducing Swedish decorative arts to America, exhibiting his works together with those of Carl Hˆrvik and Carl Malmsten at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, 1927. Between 1926-1938, Hjorth worked as chief designer and architect for the Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) which was one of the most important makers of modern furniture in Sweden. NK commissioned many of Sweden‚ most celebrated architects to create furniture. As noted by C. Bjˆrk, T. Ekstrˆm & O. Ericson, Axel Einar Hjorth: Mˆbelarkiteckt, Stockholm, 2009, p. 145, “His pieces of furniture for the Nordiska Kompanient were characterized by craftsmanship of high quality and advanced combinations of material. The furniture was manufactured for a financially strong clientele with modern demands…” . Offered by H.M. Luther

Product Specifications

Dimensions
Height: 39.25
Lead Time
Varies (Limited Edition)

Vintage Specifications

Creator
Axel Einar Hjorth
Condition
Excellent

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