Stained Pine "Lovo" Cabinet by Axel Einar HjorthBy Axel Einar Hjorth, read more.
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Designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet
Stained Swedish Pine, the shelved interior with two drawers and cast-iron strapwork, on pedestal base
Hjorth’s Sportstugemöbler collection was intended for Swedish summer houses of his design, the cabinet is a fine example of the aesthetic mix of modernism and provisional handicraft espoused by Hjorth during the 1930’s. These (usually unlabelled) pieces were named after Stockholm’s archipelago islands, including Blidö, Sandhamn, Toro and Lovö.
As a designer Hjorth was happy to combine a range of styles and within the cabinet can be seen the linear composition of French Art Deco, the powerful weight of brutalism and the rustic air of the Arts & Crafts. Unlike many of his contemporaries Hjorth did not conform to the socially-oriented ideas produced by Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) and was happy to utilise aesthetics to his required purpose, in this instance the production of relaxing interiors for the holiday homes of the middle classes.
H 155cm x W 99cm x D 46cm
H 61¼" x W 39" x D 18¼"
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