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Bruno Mathsson

(Sweden, 1907-1988)
Estimate
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
1 080 - 1 350 EUR
1 130 - 1 410 USD
Hammer price
16 000 SEK
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Bruno Mathsson
(Sweden, 1907-1988)

a pair of "Karin" easy chairs, DUX, Sweden post 1969.

Tubular steel and black leather, the lining marked DUX.

Slight wear.

More information

The model was designed in 1969.

Designer

Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) is one of Sweden's most prominent furniture designers. Having a father who worked as a master carpenter, Mathsson learned about furniture carpentry at an early age, which he later benefited from in his profession as a designer. The "Grasshopper" chair was the first that Bruno Mathsson designed in 1931 - on behalf of Värnamo hospital. It was made of bent-glued beech with saddle girth upholstery and had an ergonomic shape. However, neither patients nor staff at the infirmary appreciated the chair. Nowadays, the "Grasshopper" is considered a design classic.


A few years later, Mathsson exhibited his furniture at a separate exhibition at the Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseet in Gothenburg, and in 1937 he participated in the Paris World Fair.


Mathsson's furniture is now considered timeless design classics that combine style with comfort. Some of his most famous pieces of furniture are the armchairs "Jetson", which are produced for Dux, "Pernilla 3", and "Karin" and the table "Superellips", designed together with Piet Hein.

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