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Bruno Mathsson Chairs

Swedish, 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 iconic lounge chairs, tables, armchairs and other works, yet he was also a ceaseless experimenter, who constantly searched for improvements in form, materials and methods of design.

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 made him a creator whose pieces meet all tastes and needs.

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Creator: Bruno Mathsson
Myto Freischwinger Chair von K. Grcic für Plank Original Zustand 80'ies
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Berlin, DE
Mit dem hinterbeinlosen Stuhl Myto, hergestellt von der italienischen Firma Plank, präsentierte Konstantin Grcic eine neue Generation des Freischwingers. Entwickelt wurde Myto auf Ba...
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Mid-20th Century German Organic Modern Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Plastic

Bruno Mathsson Eva Reading Chair
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Riverdale, NY
Bruno Mathsson reading chair, originally designed in 1934 in laminated beech bent wood with linen webbing. This later version has original webbing and is...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Bentwood

Bruno Mathsson, "Eva" Chair, 1941, Sweden
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Bruno Mathsson, a 'Arbetarstolen 36' lounge chair, Firma Karl Mathsson, Makers label. Seat height 40, width 49, height 84 cm.
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Beech

Pair of Bruno Mathsson Armchairs Model "Eva", Swedish Production, 1960
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Roma, RM
Pair of Bruno Mathsson armchairs model "Eva" Swedish production 1960. PRODUCT DETAILS Dimensions: 49w x 84h x 68d cm Materials: wood, woven fabric. Production: Swedish production...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Textile, Wood

Armchair ‘Eva High’ Designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1960
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Armchair ‘Eva High’ designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1960. Birch framing, braided leather upholstery and a textile neck pillow. Stampe...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Birch, Leather, Textile

Bruno Mathsson Eva Settee
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Eva Settee, designed 1935 for Firma Karl Mathsson, laminated steam-bent beech, canvas, with head and arm cushions, branded 'Bruno Mathsson Made in Sweden'.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

Modern wood Eva Chair by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson, 1977
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in MIlano, IT
Eva chair by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson, 1977 Eva chair with armrests in birch wood with curved structure and seat with woven fabric. Designed by Bruno Mathsson for Firm...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Bruno Mathsson, "Eva" Easy Chair, 1968
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Bruno Mathsson 1907-1988. Armchair. Company Karl Mathsson, Värnamo 1968. Stamped. Frame in layer-glued birch and beech with braided leather upholstery. H 84 cm. The model designed...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Beech, Birch

1950s Vintage Bruno Mathsson Easy Chair
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Among the earliest of Bruno Mathsson's designs is this rare model 36 easy chair upholstered with a linen head rest. Measures: 79 cm H x 173 cm W x 79 cm D.
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Beech

1940's Eva Chair by Bruno Mathsson
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic vintage Eva chair by Bruno Mathsson from the early 1940's. Labelled with the designer year 1941 and makers signature. Original pape...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

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Pernilla High Chair by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson 1940s
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Seattle, WA
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Pair of Pernilla Armchairs by Bruno Mathsson for Dux, 1969
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Located in Barcelona, ES
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Bruno Mathsson High Back Armchair Model "Eva" Produced by Karl Mathsson, 1940s
By Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare high back midcentury armchair model "Eva" designed by Bruno Mathsson in birch and original webbing produced by Karl Mathsson Värnamo in 1941. In good vintage condition with grea...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bruno Mathsson Vintage Leather ”Eva” Armchair
By Firma Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Kramfors, SE
Introducing the Scandinavian modern armchair, the "Eva" by Bruno Mathsson and crafted by Firma Karl Mathsson. This iconic chair, model Mi 427, originated in 1941 and stands as one of...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Bruno Mathsson “Eva” Chairs Mid Century Modern - a Pair
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Bruno Mathsson “Eva” Chairs. Original canvas straps. Labeled. Made in Sweden.
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Bruno Mathsson 'Mimat' Chairs
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
'Mimat' dining chairs designed by Bruno Mathsson for Mathsson International, Sweden. Wonderfully minimalist form with subtle tapering. Beech frame with new off-white canvas webbing. ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Bruno Mathsson 'Mimat' Chairs
Bruno Mathsson 'Mimat' Chairs
H 33.5 in W 18.25 in D 17 in
Customizable ClassiCon Chaos Chair by Konstantin Grcic
By Konstantin Grcic
Located in New York, NY
When a highly individual Minimalist like Konstantin Grcic designs his first upholstered furniture, the result is bound to be extraordinary. With his Chaos chair...
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Pair of 'Eva' armchairs by Bruno Mathsson
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Brescia, IT
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Pair of armchairs ‘Eva’ designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Swedish
By Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of armchairs ‘Eva’ designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1964. Leather and birch. Stamped. With its characteristically curved legs and armrests, this iconic c...
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Set of 6 "mio" stackable chairs by bruno mathsson for DUX circa 2003
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 6 "mio" stackable chairs by bruno mathsson for DUX circa 2003 Fabric needs some love but also fine as is. Chrome is in good condition.
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Bruno Mathsson Pernilla 69 Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla 69 lounge chair and ottoman. DUX, Sweden, 1969. Leather, beech plywood, canvas. Chair measures: 38¼ h × 35 w × 37 d in (97 × 89 × ...
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Bruno Mathsson "Eva" Leather Armchair
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Göteborg, SE
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Bruno Mathsson "Eva" Leather Armchair
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Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair with New Webbing
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair. Newly re-webbed with NOS correct webbing! Beautiful Condition to the wood! Chair is Sturdy and Solid. Graceful Beautiful Design!
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Pink Jetson Chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, Sweden Early 1970s
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Haderslev, DK
Jetson pink version by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, Sweden early 1970s. VIntage condition with wear to the armrest as shown on the close ups. no structural damages. all original w...
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Bruno Mathsson "Eva" Easy Chair in Original Leather 1960's
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Eva" easy chair designed by Bruno Mathsson. Beech wood frame and honey brown woven leather. Produced by Mobler in the late 1960's. Rare to find in such good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Bruno Mathsson Eva Easy Chair
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair Original Birch Frame Re-Webbed.
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1950s Danish Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Birch

Bruno Mathsson Eva Easy Chair
Bruno Mathsson Eva Easy Chair
H 33 in W 19 in D 27 in
Pair of Brun Mathsson Chairs
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in New Orleans, LA
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Pair of Brun Mathsson Chairs
Pair of Brun Mathsson Chairs
H 39 in W 21 in D 32 in
Bruno Mathsson Thonet Style Mid Century Bentwood Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Bruno Mathsson, Thonet
Located in Countryside, IL
Bruno Mathsson Thonet Style mid century bentwood dining chairs - Set of 6 Each chair measures: 19 wide x 17 deep x 32.5 high, with a seat height of 19 inches and chair clearance o...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Mid Century Swedish Easy Chair by Bruno Mathsson, Model "Eva" for Karl M, 1960s
By Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century Swedish easy chair by Bruno Mathsson, model "Eva" for Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, 1960s. Solid birch frame with original woven seat and back. Few signs of wear, overall ...
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Mid-Century Modern Set of 8 chairs by Bruno Mathsson
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Bruno Mathsson Chairs

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Bruno Mathsson Pernilla 3 Bentwood Lounge Chair
By Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Located in Garnerville, NY
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Bruno Mathsson chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Bruno Mathsson chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Bruno Mathsson chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chairs by Bruno Mathsson were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Carl Malmsten, Alf Svensson, and Dux of Sweden. Prices for Bruno Mathsson chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,663 and can go as high as $6,900, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,950.

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