Mirror, Swedish Grace, Stockholmsutställningen (The Stockholm Exhibition) 1930.


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An important Swedish mirror made for The Stockholm Exhibition 1930 (Stockholmsutställningen). Veneered with tortoise-shell, cut and engraved mirror glass with floral decoration in gold and red, the sculpted top carved in elm root with inlaid pewter and mother of pearl. Made in Gothenburg 1930. Designed by Hans J Axelsson. Made by Carl Arvid Lundgren working at The School of Design and Crafts. History: This mirror is part av a living room interior made especially for The Stockholm Exhibition 1930. It was exhibited in the hall for more exclusive interiors together with Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) which had many of Axel Einar Hjorts furniture displayed and other well-known architects and makers. The design and work for the interior for the exhibition started in 1928. The Stockholm Exhibition (Stockholmsutställningen) was an exhibition held in 1930 in Stockholm, Sweden. It had a great impact on the architectural styles known as Functionalism and International Style. The fair was conducted by the City of Stockholm and the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (which has evolved into the existing organization, Swedish Form) art society. The art historian and leader of the Svenska Slöjdföreningen, Gregor Paulsson, was the intellectual leader of the fair, inspired, after a visit to the 1927 Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, to organize a similar event for Stockholm. It took place from May through September 1930 in Stockholm and had about four million visitors. Swedish artists, craftsmen, and companies showed their latest products. The fair was significant in the history of architecture in Stockholm, firmly establishing functionalism as the dominant architectural style in Sweden. The School of Design and Crafts (Högskolan för design och konsthantverk, abbreviated HDK) at the University of Gothenburg is a design school in Gothenburg. It was started in 1848 with the name Slöjdföreningens skola. After The Stockholm Exhibition in 1930, the mirror was brought to Gothenburg where it was subsequently sold to a family where it has been to the present day. The mirror is in very good condition and of superb craftsmanship. A true piece of Swedish furniture design history. Exhibited: The Stockholm Exhibition 1930 (Stockholmsutställningen 1930). Exhibition hall no 8 for more luxurious interiors, room no 9. Litterature: Slöjdföreningens skola på Stockholmsutställningen 1930, photos of their exhibition works with text by Sigfrid Ericson, Göteborg 1931. Mirror, drawing image 6, photos image 10, 11, and 18.

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Place of origin:
Scandinavian Modern
Dimensions (cm):
140H x 46W x
Dimensions (inch):
55,12H x 18,11W x
Creator / Artist:
Hans J Axelsson
Elm root , Pewter, Mother of pearl, Turtle shell
Good; In a very good original condition
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