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Bruno Mathsson

(Sweden, 1907-1988)
Bruno Mathsson
(Sweden, 1907-1988)

Bruno Mathsson, a model 'T 303 Berlin 60' daybed, Firma Karl Mathsson, Värnamo, dated 1968.

Frame of beech with a base of birch laminate. Branded Firma Karl Mathsson Made in Värnamo Sweden 1968. Length 200, width 92, height 48 cm.

Partly worn. Marks. Stains. Partly damages.

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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8 000 SEK
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Jun 18 6:48 PM
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Jun 18 6:25 PM
1 000 SEK
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