Axel Einar Hjorth LovoÃàArmchair for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1932
This rare armchair is part of the LovoÃàseries designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for the high-end Stockholm-based Nordiska Kompaniet department store in 1932. Executed in pinewood, this chair offers a particularly striking woodgrain. The original loose cushions have been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a green Kvadrat Remixwool fabric. We can provide a sample of the fabric upon request.
The designs of Hjorths 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 Sportstugemoblerline 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 Blido, Sandhamn, Toro and LovoÃà. Offered by Kabinet Hubert
- Depth: 22.44 Width: 25.2 Height: 35.83
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- Axel Einar Hjorth
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