Axel Einar Hjorth is a Swedish designer and architect from the 20th Century. His style is inspired by the art deco movement and by the neoclassicism. His work is part of the “Swedish Grace” artistic current.
His pieces of furniture are most often made of pine and designed with a gouge. The curves and shapes are inspired by the Swedish rural traditions. His creations are simple and really modern. The furniture series Utö and Lovö (circa 1930) are greatly sought after. Biography Axel Einar Hjorth was born in 1888 in Sweden. By 1918, he created pieces of furniture and designed a variety of interiors in Stockholm. From 1927 to 1938, he was the architect of one of the most important Swedish furniture manufacturer: Nordiska Kompaniet. He was also responsible for the layout of a train ordered by the Shah of Iran. At the same time, he designed many pieces of furniture that he presented during several exhibitions. He was the supervisor of the Swedish Pavilion in the 1929 Barcelona World’s Fair. During the 30s and following to the holidays with pay, Einar Hjorth designed several furniture lines dedicated to these houses.
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