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Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

Swedish, 1907-1988
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 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 1stDibs, make him a creator whose pieces meet all tastes and needs.

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Creator: Bruno Mathsson
Vintage Model Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson, 1960s
By Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Located in Odense, DK
Rare daybed designed by Bruno Mathsson for by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden. Model Berlin Made in beech and original wool fabric with leather buttons. Good vintage condition.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

Materials

Wool, Birch

1950’s Bruno Mathsson ‘T-303’ ‘Berlin daybed’ in Beech
By Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Madrid, ES
Daybed Model T-303 designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson. Sweden 1950’s. This model was first presented at the International Building Exhibition in Berlin, as a result it is...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Upholstery, Beech, Plywood

Bruno Mathsson Daybed Model Berlin Produced by Karl Mathsson in Sweden
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare daybed model Berlin designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Beech

Bruno Mathsson "Berlin 57" Mid-Century Daybed in Beech Produced in Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare daybed model "Berlin 57" designed by Bruno Mathsson and produced by Firma Karl Mathsson in 1963. In good vintage and original condition with some signs from age and use. The lin...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Linen, Birch

'Berlin 57' Daybed by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson
By Firma Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A totally original piece from Bruno Mathsson dated 1968 and with original Beige cover with leather buttons. This model was originally shown at the Berlin International building exhi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Leather, Fabric, Beech

"Paris" Daybed by Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1940s
By Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing “Paris” daybed by Bruno Mathsson, designed in 1937. Made from birch bentwood with wreathed jute. Sleek, clean design. Mattress in grey fabric on top, can be used with or with...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Jute, Birch

Rare Daybed by Bruno Mathsson
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare birch and canvas daybed by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson. Made in Sweden, circa 1937. Sold with original cushion. Literature: Bruno Mathsson Mobelkonstnaren Glashusa...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Canvas, Birch

Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson Sweden, circa 1960
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Upholstery, Beech

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  • Buttoned Leather 'Berlin' Daybed by Bruno Mathsson
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Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson, 1962
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  • Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson, 1962
  • Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson, 1962
  • Berlin Daybed by Bruno Mathsson, 1962
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Bruno Mathsson Daybed "Berlin"
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Daybed in beech, model T303 Berlin, with new Remix col. 873. Designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1957. Maker Artek.
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  • Bruno Mathsson Daybed "Berlin"
  • Bruno Mathsson Daybed "Berlin"
  • Bruno Mathsson Daybed "Berlin"
  • Bruno Mathsson Daybed "Berlin"
H 20.48 in. W 78.75 in. D 39.38 in.

Bruno Mathsson daybeds for sale on 1stDibs

Bruno Mathsson daybeds are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Bruno Mathsson daybeds, there are many options, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 6 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original daybeds by Bruno Mathsson were created in Sweden during the mid-20th century in Scandinavian modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider daybeds by Poul Volther, Fredericia and Ib Kofod-Larsen. Prices for Bruno Mathsson daybeds can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $4,613 and tops out at $28,000, while pieces like these can sell for $9,828 on average.

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