Axel Einar Hjorth
Swedish architect and furniture designer Axel Einar Hjorth was greatly inspired by the French Art Deco movement. He often used fine and expensive materials to craft sleek furnishings, such as tables, cabinets, chairs, and sofas in woods such as oak, birch, and rosewood. Creating designs for a variety of Swedish furniture manufacturers, including the Stockholm department store Nordiska Kompanient, Hjorth contributed to the burgeoning Swedish design culture and the international recognition it began to receive in the 1920s. His first major project was NK’s exclusive stand at the International World Fair in Barcelona 1929, where he presented the cabinet ‘Louis’ and the model ‘Caesar’. In the 1930’s he designed more basic models for serial production as well as rustic furniture in pinewood that nowadays are highly apreciated.