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Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

Bruno Mathsson (SWEDEN, 1907–88)
Bruno Mathsson (SWEDEN, 1907–88)

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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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

Bruno Mathsson 'Berlin' Daybed by Karl Mathsson
By Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Utrecht, NL
Birch and beech plywood daybed model T303 also known as the 'Berlin' daybed since it was first presented at the International Building Exhibition in Berlin in 1957. Designed by Swedi...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Beech, 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

"Berlin" Daybed Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson
By Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant curving platform daybed in birch with split leg and cotton upholstered mattress. Marked and made by Karl Mathsson and dated 1969.
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bruno Mathsson Daybeds

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Fabric, 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

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Leather, Beech

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

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