Tefaf Maastricht 2017

Mar 10 - Mar 19

Jacksons Stockholm is pleased to present the gallery’s inaugural booth at TEFAF Maastricht. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a unique Macassar ebony desk by Swedish architect Sven Markelius (1889-1972), designed for personal use at his home in Nockeby, Stockholm, in the 1930s. He later gifted the desk to artist and friend Vicke Lindstrand. Markelius was active during the period of Nordic Modernism from 1920-1930, which is dubbed as the golden age of Nordic architecture. During his prolific career he advocated strong functionalist tendencies with a sociopolitical focus.

Jacksons has surrounded Markelius’ desk with objects and furniture by the Scandinavian colleagues that he was inspired by. This speculative space represents a specific historical moment, beginning with functionalist impulses in the late 1920s to early developments in organic modernism in the subsequent decade.

On display is a selection of pieces by Finland’s most celebrated architect, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), with whom Markelius was close friends. Aalto created functionalist pieces that incorporated organic forms, natural materials, and traditional artistry. Aalto's influence on Markelius, both as a sculptor and an artist, was paramount. The booth also features rare glass, furniture, lighting, and sculptures. Some of these wall sculptures served as experiments carried out by Aalto in wood, and investigate the technical and aesthetic potential of Bentwood furniture during the 1930s.

The first major project of architect Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959), a contemporary of Markelius in Sweden, was the Swedish Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. This neoclassical building and interior displayed some of the most exclusive and luxurious furniture produced in Sweden at the time. Hjorth presented the model ‘Caesar’ in the pavilion. On display at TEFAF are several Hjorth pieces produced by Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), a neoclassical sofa and pair of armchairs from the ‘Caesar’ series of 1929.

Danish lighting designer Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) bridged the transition from the neoclassical to industrial modern era. On display is a PH Tennis Lamp developed in 1927. The final shape of the Tennis lamp was the result of a series of tests that Henningsen carried out with the tennis player, Einar Middelboe, and was installed in the Kjøbenhavns Boldklub indoor tennis court.

The booth also features pieces by designers Anna Petrus (1886-1949), Josef Frank (1885-1967) and Paavo Tynell (1890-1973).

Unique Desk
Unique Desk,
Manufacturer: NK Nordiska Kompaniet, Ref. 8561
Manufacturer: NK Nordiska Kompaniet, Ref. 9585
Hybrid Chair
Hybrid Chair,
Manufacturer: Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Oy Turku, Ref. 160533
Wing Chair and Footstool
Wing Chair and Footstool,
Manufacturer: Frits Henningsen, Ref. 15632
'Iron Concrete' Chair
'Iron Concrete' Chair,
Manufacturer: Källemo, Ref. 9355
Leather Cabinet
Leather Cabinet,
Manufacturer: Svenskt Tenn, Ref. 160429
Ann-Mari Forsberg, "Rödbroka", matta, MMF
Ann-Mari Forsberg, "Rödbroka", matta, MMF,
Manufacturer: MMF, Ref. 9961
Caesar Sofa
Caesar Sofa,
Manufacturer: NK Nordiska Kompaniet, Ref. 160659
Table  " Lido"
Table " Lido",
Manufacturer: NK Nordiska Kompaniet, Ref. 15605
Pair of 'Ceasar' Armchairs
Pair of 'Ceasar' Armchairs,
Manufacturer: NK Nordiska Kompaniet, Ref. 15570
Coffee Table
Coffee Table,
Manufacturer: Willy Beck, Ref. 161228
Upholstered Cabinet
Upholstered Cabinet,
Manufacturer: Svenskt Tenn, Ref. 7988
Anna Petrus Table
Anna Petrus Table,
Manufacturer: Anna Petrus , Ref. 7263
PH Tennis Lamp
PH Tennis Lamp,
Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen, Ref. 15248
Cantilevered Chair No. 21
Cantilevered Chair No. 21,
Manufacturer: Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Oy Turku, Ref. 8554
Console Table
Console Table,
Manufacturer: NK Nordiska Kompaniet, Ref. 160513
Prototype Ceiling Lamp
Prototype Ceiling Lamp,
Manufacturer: Valaistustyö, Ref. 161198