PEDESTAL TABLE. AXEL EINAR HJORTH, C. 1932

Axel Einar Hjorth

Pedestal Table

c. 1932

Pine

25”H x 31.5”W x 31.5”D

Courtesy of Formative Modern

A pine wood occasional table with pedestal base by prolific Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth. From 1926-1938, Hjorth served as lead designer for Sweden’s Nordiska Kompaniet department store. During this time, Hjorth designed the sportstugemöbler series (which translates to “sports cabin furnishings”) a collection of wooden furniture designed for country homes. During the 1930s, a Swedish public education project advocated for healthy, active lifestyles and encouraged vacation time, which eventually led to more Swedes having vacation homes. The various models in the sportstugemöbler series took their names from the Stockholm archipelago - Blidö, Lovö, Utö, Sandhamn, Torö, etc. The furniture itself was not elaborate and was made of strong, simple materials like pine wood with hand-wrought iron accents. In this collection, Hjorth mixed the ideals of the modernist movement with provincial Swedish traditions, producing a unique and primitive modernism. This table has been sanded and waxed to reveal a natural, warm patina. 

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$ 7,500.00

PEDESTAL TABLE. AXEL EINAR HJORTH, C. 1932
PEDESTAL TABLE. AXEL EINAR HJORTH, C. 1932
PEDESTAL TABLE. AXEL EINAR HJORTH, C. 1932