Set of 6 Swedish Grace Birch Chairs including 4 Side and 2 Arm chairs
Item Number: 9776
Location: Greenwich Village
Height: 37.5 in.
Width: 24 in.
Depth: 23 in.
Height: 95.3 cm.
Width: 61 cm.
Depth: 58.4 cm.
A seldom available, stylish and comfortable update by one Sweden's greatest twentieth century furniture designers. The oval back with a stylized plume design, the large seat on cabriole legs joined by a H-shaped stretcher. With Label: AB Nordiska Kompaniet R 88099 - 22 1 29
In excellent condition expertly restored to original condition and newly upholstered with Rogers and Goffigon fabric.
This model chair is illustrated by Cristian Björk, Thomas Ekström and Eric Ericson, Axel Einar Hjorth: Möbelarkitekt, Stockholm, 2009, p. 63.
Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959) was a leading Swedish designer of the first half of the twentieth century. Hjorth was instrumental in introducing Swedish decorative arts to America, exhibiting his works together with those of Carl Hörvik and Carl Malmsten at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, 1927. Between 1926-1938, Hjorth worked as chief designer and architect for the Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) which was one of the most important makers of modern furniture in Sweden. NK commissioned many of Sweden’s most celebrated architects to create furniture. As noted by C. Björk, T. Ekström & O. Ericson, Axel Einar Hjorth: Möbelarkiteckt, Stockholm, 2009, p. 145, "His pieces of furniture for the Nordiska Kompanient were characterized by craftsmanship of high quality and advanced combinations of material. The furniture was manufactured for a financially strong clientele with modern demands..."