Bruno Mathsson Furniture

Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988)

As the descendant of four generations of Swedish master cabinetmakers, Bruno Mathsson was born to design furniture. Mathsson was known as a methodical perfectionist who made usefulness the fundamental attribute of his works, yet he was also a ceaseless experimenter, who constantly searched for improvements in form, materials and methods of making.

     Like the Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, Mathsson was one of the first Scandinavians to embrace undulating, biomorphic forms in furniture. His early pieces such as the “Eva” and “Pernilla” series of chairs incorporate dramatically flowing bent beechwood frames, making them some of the most instantly recognizable works of 20th-century design. Mathsson was also a pioneer of ergonomics — he is said to have based the contours of his chairs on the impression his body made when he sat in a snow bank — and used supple, accommodating woven webbing for seats. His concern for practicality is shown by pieces such as the “Maria” table. An elegant design with gate legs and hinged leaves, the table measures more than nine feet long when fully extended, but folds down to just nine inches in thickness.

     From the mid-1940s through the 1950s, Mathsson focused on architecture, designing and building houses with insulated, triple-glazed window walls and heated floors — construction that flew in the face of traditional wood-clad Swedish residential design, and consequently met with some skepticism. He returned to furniture in the 1960s, employing an entirely new suite of materials: Stainless-steel framing and mesh seats feature in pieces like the “Jetson” chair; with the mathematician Piet Hein, Mathsson designed the “Super-Elliptical” table, which has a laminate top and four-part tubular steel legs that sprout like flower stems from a single base. Bruno Mathsson’s stylistic flexibility as a designer, as you will see from the works on these pages, make him a creator whose pieces meet all tastes and needs.

Bruno Mathsson "Maria" Expandable Modern Brazilian Rosewood Dining Table
Bruno Mathsson "Maria" Expandable Modern Brazil...
Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Wood, Ash, Rosewood
Fantastic dining table by Bruno Mathsson in the hard to find Brazilian rosewood. Incredible design allows for table to be reduced to just 9.5 inches wide and then unfolded into vario...
Pair of Bruno Mathsson for DUX Jetson Lounge Chairs
Pair of Bruno Mathsson for DUX Jetson Lounge Ch...
Bruno Mathsson
20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Pair of Bruno Mathsson for DUX Jetson lounge chairs. Chairs are signed and feature original leather upholstery.
Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson Sweden, circa 1960
Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson Sweden, circa 1960
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Daybeds
Upholstery, Beech
Chic "Berlin" daybed by Swedish modern master, Bruno Mathsson. Made by Firma Karl Mathsson Sweden, circa 1960 Molded Beech, new upholstery Measures: 80" L x 40" W x 18.5" H. Bruno M...
Pernilla Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for Dux
Pernilla Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for Dux
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch, Wool
Pernilla lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson for Dux. In good vintage condition. Great wood. Headrest needs to be reattached. It has a piece of the textile missing but that is on the back...
Eva Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX
Eva Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX
DUX, Bruno Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Canvas, Wood
Eva lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX. In excellent original condition. Signed.
"Arbetsstolen" by Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1940s
"Arbetsstolen" by Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Ma...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Jute, Beech, Birch
"Arbetsstolen" designed by Bruno Mathsson. This example made during the late 1940s or early 1950s by Firma Karl Mathsson. All original with honey toned birch with original jute webbi...
Unique Bruno Mathsson Wall Vanity
Unique Bruno Mathsson Wall Vanity
Bruno Mathsson
20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dressers
Never seen before wall vanity with amazing details. Made by Karl Mathsson and signed with production date 1942.
Ultra Rare Wall Secretary

Ultra Rare Wall Secretary

By Bruno Mathsson
Ultra Rare Wall Secretary
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Secretaires
Designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1938 and made by Karl Mathsson. There is a common version in birch. This one is in masur birch! Located in hamburg.
Very Rare Bruno Mathsson Sofa in Perfect Condition
Very Rare Bruno Mathsson Sofa in Perfect Condition
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
No.T201 sofa designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1936 and made by Karl Mathsson. Re-upholstered to perfect condition. Vintage nos fabric. One from the first year of production! Soft seat a...
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Ottoman
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Canvas
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Ottoman dated 1941 on decal. This piece is completely original and shows minor staining but no rips or tears. Finding an ottoman by itself is very difficult s...

Bruno Mathsson Eva Chairs

By Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson Eva Chairs
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Canvas, Birch
Bruno Mathsson Eva chairs. Two are dated 1936 and have the straight leg and the third is from 1941 with the redesigned tapered leg. All chairs have decals with dates and initials. Th...
Swedish Pernilla Lounge Chair with Ottoman by B...
Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Beech
This is a very early example of Mathssons Pernilla. Very nice patination on the leather straps. With the old labels and hand dated 44 (1944). It is very rare to find such an early m...
1960s, 'Superelipse' Dining Table by Piet Hein ...
Fritz Hansen, Bruno Mathsson, Piet Hein
Vintage 1960s Danish Dining Room Tables
Chrome
Beautiful "Super-Elipse" dining table. This table is designed by Piet Hein & Bruno Mathsson for Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. The tabletop is made of birch wood with beautiful ch...
Pernilla Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Bruno Mat...
Bruno Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Leather, Wood
Mid-Century armchair with ottoman by Bruno Mathsson manufactured by DUX, Sweden in the 1970s. The armchair and ottoman are upholstered in the original buttoned leather. The frame, al...
Bruno Mathsson "Pernilla2" Easy Chair for Karl ...
Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Plywood
Design by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson easy chair with new leather straps signed.
Oak Brass and Travertine Table by Swedish Desig...
Bruno Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Tables
Brass, Travertine, Oak
Beautiful travertine top table with a stained oak frame and brass stretcher rods. Stamped made in Sweden. Typical non structural surface marks, fissures and hairline surface cracks t...
High back Eva Chair by Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Linen, Beech
A high back Eva chair originally designed by Bruno Mathsson in the mid-1930s. This chair is made of beech and comes with linen webbing and linen pillow. Excellent stand.
Signed Bruno Mathsson 'Maria' Expandable Dining...
Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Beech, Teak
Teak drop-leaf and expandable dining table with brass hinges and beech base, 1961, Karl Mathsson production. Closes down completely and can open in several different manners as neede...
'Pernilla 3' Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues
Beech
Signed, early Bruno Mathsson 'Pernila Three' chaise longue with frame of laminated beechwood and leather straps made by Karl Mathsson. Newer straps.
Early and Rare Bruno Mathsson Model 36 Easy Cha...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Sheepskin, Fabric, Beech
Early and rare easy chair, model 36, plus footrest, with a steam-bent beech plywood frame and original canvas webbing under vintage sheepskin upholstery. The easy chair is an early v...
70'S Scandinavian Leather, Bentwood Lounge Chai...
Bruno Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Linen, Wood
1970'S Scandinavian Modern Bruno Mathsson Iconic "Pernilla'" series lounge chair & ottoman By, DUX. Includes the three original leather tufted rust colored cushions. The frames are ...
Occasional Table Annika Designed by Bruno Maths...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tables
Birch
Occasional table Annika designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1973. Birch and Karelian birch. Measures: H 42 cm/ 16 1/2" D 65 cm/ 2' 2".
Bruno Mathsson Adjustable Book Stand
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Magazine Racks and Stands
Steel, Birch, Oak
Adjustable book stand of birch, oak, and nickel-plated steel, designed by Bruno Mathsson and produced by Firma Karl Mathsson, c. 1950's. A rare companion piece to Mathsson's webbed c...

Bruno Mathsson Side Table

By Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson Side Table
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Birdseye Maple, Maple
Bruno Mathsson bird's-eye maple side table by Firma Karl Mathsson. Incised [Bruno Mathsson by DUX].

Bruno Mathsson Side Table

By Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson Side Table
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Teak
Bruno Mathsson teak side table by Firma Karl Mathsson. Incised [Burno Mathsson Design - Made In Sweden - Firma Karl Mathsson.

Bruno Mathsson Side Table

By Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson Side Table
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Teak
Bruno Mathsson teak side table by Firma Karl Mathsson. Incised [Burno Mathsson Design - Made In Sweden - Firma Karl Mathsson.
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Chair by DUX
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech
Pernilla lounge chair designed by Bruno Mathsson for DUX. The original Pernilla chair was first designed in 1944. This version is in bent beech and has a new cushion and 'tropical' t...
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Lounge Chair with Foots...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Canvas, Beech
An improved version of Pernilla chair from the 1960s, originally designed by Bruno Mathsson in Sweden in 1944. It is made of curved beech plywood, canvas, and an original wool cushio...
Easy Chair, Model Jetson 69 by Bruno Mathsson a...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather
Easy chair, model Jetson 69, originally upholstered in brown patinated leather designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1966 and manufactured by DUX in the 1960s.
Bruno Mathsson Jetson Swivel Armchair for DUX, ...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988): "Jetson" swivel armchair with chromed steel frame. Seat, back, armrests and neck rest upholstered with black leather. Manufactured by DUX in Sweden. Good...
Midcentury "Jetson" Lounge Chair by Bruno Maths...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
"Jetson" swivel lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson for Dux, Denmark 1960s with original silver-gray upholstery and chromed steel frame. The seat, armrests an neck rest are upholstered wi...
Pair of Armchairs Eva Designed by Bruno Mathsso...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Beech
Pair of armchairs Eva designed by Bruno Mathsson for K. Mathsson, Sweden, 1960s. Wreathed leather seat on a beech bentwood frame. Measures: H: 84 cm/ 2' 9 1/2" W: 59.5 cm/ 2...
Scandinavian Leather Easy Chair "Eva" by Bruno ...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Beech
Gorgeous “Eva” lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson, with a wreathed leather seat on a beech bentwood frame. Perfect patinated naturally colored leather. Manufactured in 1968 by Firma Karl...
First Year Production, No 41 Eva Chair by Bruno...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Linen, Birch
First year production model 41, Eva chair, designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, 1940. Labeled, stamped and hand signed by maker. Green hemp-webbing, birch leg frame. Most li...
Bruno Mathsson 'Book Crib' Bookshelf / Magazine...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases
Birch, Plywood
Smaller birch bookshelf named 'Book Crib' Model T-704 on laminated wooden legs by Bruno Matsson Sweden, originally designed in 1941. Ment to use next to a chair or sofa to store book...
Pair of Bruno Mathsson Jetson Lounge Chairs for...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of Bruno Mathsson, Jetson lounge chairs for DUX. Chairs are tufted. Original leather upholstery with a cushioned headrest and chrome swivel base.
1970s Bruno Mathsson ‘Pernilla’ Chairs for DUX
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1970s Swedish Chairs
1970s Bruno Mathsson ‘pernilla’ chairs for DUX. Good condition wear consistent with age and use.
1970s Bruno Mathsson Swivel Fauteuil for DUX
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1970s Swedish Swivel Chairs
Metal
1970s Bruno Mathsson swivel fauteuil for DUX. Very good condition new upholstered.
Bruno Mathsson Side Table by Karl Mathsson in V...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables
Metal
Rare side / magazine table designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson 'Pernilla' Lounge Chair for DUX,...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Birch
Originally designed in the 1940s. This is an edition from the 1960s-1970s. The fabric (Kvadrat) is in very good condition. No stains, fading or wear. The birch plywood frame has som...
Bruno Mathsson "Maria" Folding Gate-Leg Dining ...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Beech, Teak
"Maria" dining table, designed by Mathsson, circa 1939. This example produced by Karl Mathsson in Sweden, 1959. Legs are beech, the top is teak with a nicely contrasting birch edge b...
Pernilla Lounge Chair in Beech and Black Leathe...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Canvas, Beech
Bruno Mathsson designed the first version of this armchair in 1944. This is an improved version designed by Bruno Mathsson for DUX in 1969. The name Pernilla comes from the well-know...
Super Ellipse Table by Piet Hein and Bruno Math...
Fritz Hansen, Bruno Mathsson, Piet Hein
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Stainless Steel, Laminate
Super ellipse table by Piet Hein and Bruno Mathsson for Fritz Hansen, 1974.
Pair of Bruno Mathsson Leather "Pernilla" Easy ...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather
Model Pernilla design by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson. Manufactured in 1971, sign and dated.
Scandinavian Cognac Leather and Chrom Birgitta ...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Very comfortable Scandinavian Modern armchair with chromed metal frame and original leather upholstery with nice patina.
Large Round Bruno Mathsson Birch Dining Table
Bruno Mathsson
Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Birch
Fine piece of known Scandinavian design, circa 1980. Seats ten. Detachable chromed legs. Some marking and abrasions to outer edge. Measures: Height 29", diameter 71".  
Leather "Eva" Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Beech
Gorgeous “Eva” lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson, with a wreathed leather seat on a beech bentwood frame. Beautifully patinated natural colored leather.
Early Bruno Mathsson 'Annika' Table by Firma Ka...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables
Birch, Teak, Plywood
Early 'Annika' Table by Karl Mathsson Sweden, 1930s Teak, plywood, birch Measures: 33.5 diameter x 20 height in 85 x 51 cm Marked to underneath with early paper labels.
Wall-Mounted Shelves / Bookcase by Bruno Mathss...
Bruno Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases
Metal
Large beech wall-mounted shelves / bookcase by Bruno Mathsson, Sweden. Versatile shelves for kitchen display, study or living room setting. Excellent condition.
Bruno Mathsson Round Birch Dining Table
Bruno Mathsson
Late 20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Birch
Fine piece of known Scandinavian design, circa 1980. Seats ten. Detachable chromed legs. Some marks to outer edge and one small dent on top surface. Measures: Height 29", diam...
Bruno Mathsson Gate Leg Maria Extension Dining ...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Large teak dining table that extends from 9 inches to over 9 feet. Legs swing out to support the leaves. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
Early Chaise Lounge by Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Chaise Longues
Canvas, Beech
Early chaise lounge with original canvas webbing by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson. Made in Sweden circa 1936. Retains all original labels with dates.
Modern Set of Six Bruno Mathsson Dining Chairs ...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Gorgeous set of six rope seat dining chairs featuring two arm chairs and four armless made in Sweden. The frames are in great shape but they need new seats. Dimensions of armed c...
Pernilla Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson, Sweden...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Birch
1950s laminated and molded beechwood lounge chair designed by Bruno Mathsson and produced by Karl Mathsson, Sweden. This chair is an early version and has been completely restored an...
Piet Hein Super Elliptical Dining Table for Fri...
Arne Jacobsen, Bruno Mathsson, Piet Hein
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Stainless Steel, Beech
Early example of the super elliptical table by Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Features a light beechwood top and steel legs. Retains ink stamp to under...
Bruno Mathsson, Eva Chairs, Sweden, 1941
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Early easy chairs, model Eva, designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Va¨rnamo, Sweden, 1941 H 82 cm x W 49 cm x D 71 cm SEAT HEIGHT 13.39 in. (34 cm)
Single "Maria" Folding Gate-Leg Dining Table by...
Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Beech
Bruno Mathsson's 1936 design for a folding table is a marvel of engineering that stretches from a collapsed footprint of under 10 inches to a banquet table of over 100 inches. Produc...
Pair of Armchairs Model "Pernilla" by Bruno Mat...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Armchairs
Pair of armchairs model "Pernilla" by Bruno Mathsson edited by DUX. Curved birch wood structure and beige cotton upholstery with capitoné.
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