Set of Eight Utö Dining Chairs by Axel Einar Hjorth

by Axel Einar Hjorth
Stained pine chairs in the 'Windsor' style with spindled comb-back and recessed seat. Named after the small island of Utö in the Eastern Stockholm archipelago, Utö means 'outer island.' Designed for the country holiday homes of the Swedish bourgeoisie the chairs encapsulate the folksy charm of the Nordic Arts & Crafts with the boldness of emerging modernism

The model was designed for Nordiska Kompaniet in 1932. The original design drawing is kept in the Nordic Museum's archives, dated 7th January 1932, Sweden

Christian Björk, Thomas Ekström and Eric Ericson, Axel Einar Hjorth: Möbelarkitekt, Stockholm, 2009 pp.130, 133

Sweden, circa 1930
H 80cm x W 47.5cm x D 41cm
H 31.51" x W 18.71" x D 16.15"


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