Bruno Mathsson Karin Easy Chairs by DUX, Sweden

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Bruno Mathsson easy chairs model Karin in steel and cognac brown leather. Produced by DUX in Sweden.

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Dry cracks in leather.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Malmo, Sweden
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU105081234454

About Bruno Mathsson (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Malmo, SE

More from this Seller

Bruno Mathsson Karin Easy Chairs by Dux in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Karin Easy Chairs by Dux in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson
Leather, Steel
Pair of easy chairs model Karin designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by DUX in Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chair Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chair Produced by Karl Mathsso...
Bruno Mathsson
Early easy chair model Eva designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden. Matching chair in red webbing is also available.
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chair, Model Eva by Karl Mathsson in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chair, Model Eva by Karl Maths...
Bruno Mathsson
Birch
Early easy chair model Eva designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chairs Model Eva by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chairs Model Eva by Karl Maths...
Bruno Mathsson
Birch
A pair of Eva easy chairs designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson High-Back Eva Chair, Produced by Karl Mathsson in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson High-Back Eva Chair, Produced by Ka...
Bruno Mathsson
Birch
Early high-back Eva designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Lounge Chair by Karl Mathsson in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Lounge Chair by Karl Maths...
Bruno Mathsson
Birch
Bruno Mathsson lounge chair model Pernilla 3. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chairs with Stools Model Pernilla by Karl Mathsson AB
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chairs with Stools Model Perni...
Bruno Mathsson
Canvas, Birch
A pair of easy chairs with stools model Pernilla designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson AB in Värnamo, Sweden. Price is for one chair with one foot stool.
Bruno Mathsson Lounge Chair Model 36 by Karl Mathsson in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Lounge Chair Model 36 by Karl Maths...
Bruno Mathsson
Birch
Very rare and early lounge chair model 36 designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced in Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
Karin Mobring Easy Chairs Model Amiral by Ikea in Sweden
Karin Mobring Easy Chairs Model Amiral by Ikea in ...
Karin Mobring
Leather, Chrome
Pair of easy chairs model Amiral designed by Karin Mobring. Produced by Ikea in Sweden.
Alf Svensson Easy Chairs Model Domus by Dux in Sweden
Alf Svensson Easy Chairs Model Domus by Dux in Swe...
Alf Svensson
Fabric, Beech
Set of three easy chairs model Domus designed by Alf Svensson. Produced by Dux in Sweden.
Alf Svensson Easy Chairs Model Form 7 Produced by Dux in Sweden
Alf Svensson Easy Chairs Model Form 7 Produced by ...
Alf Svensson
Steel, Leather
A pair of easy chairs model form 7 designed by Alf Svensson. Produced by Dux in Sweden.
Carl Malmsten Samsas Easy Chair by O.H SjöGren in Sweden
Carl Malmsten Samsas Easy Chair by O.H SjöGren in...
Carl Malmsten
Beech
Easy chair model Samsas designed by Carl Malmsten. Produced by O.H Sjögren in Tranås, Sweden. Matching sofa as well.