Bruno Mathsson

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Bruno Mathsson 1950

Bruno Mathsson (January 13, 1907 – August 17, 1988) was a Swedish furniture designer and architect with ideas colored by functionalism/modernism, as well as old Swedish crafts tradition. Being the son of a carpenter in the town of Värnamo in the South of Sweden, it was fairly obvious what work the young Bruno would choose. After a short time of education in school, he started to work in his father's gallery. He soon found a great interest in furniture and especially chairs—-their function and design. Eventually he developed a special building technique for wooden chairs where the components were bent and glued under the action of hot water.[1]

He also designed houses in Sweden, Portugal and in the United States with frameworks of glass and steel.


  • Grasshopper(1931)
  • Mimat(1932)
  • Pernilla (1934)
  • The Eva Chair (1935)
  • Swivel chair (1939-1940)


  1. ^ "Bruno Mathsson designer profile".