Pair of Woven Leather Eva Chairs by Bruno Mathsson For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Pair of Woven Leather Eva Chairs by Bruno Mathsson

About

Pair of patinated leather armchairs by Bruno Mathsson. Made in Sweden, circa 1970s. Signed with branded manufacturer's marks to stretcher.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.75 in. x W 23.5 in. x D 27.5 in.H 83.19 cm x W 59.69 cm x D 69.85 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1194214839572
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

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

3 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Los Angeles, CA
More From This Seller
Woven Leather Pernilla 2-Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Bruno Mathsson
Woven Leather Pernilla 2-Lounge Chair and Ottom...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1970s Swedish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Beech
Patinated woven leather "Pernilla 2" lounge chair and ottoman by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson. Made in Sweden, circa 1977. Ottoman measures: 26 W x 20.25 D x 16 H inches...
Patinated Leather Pernilla Lounge Chairs by Bruno Mathsson
Patinated Leather Pernilla Lounge Chairs by Bru...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Lounge Chairs
Leather, Linen, Beech
Patinated leather "Pernilla" easy chairs by Bruno Mathsson or Firma Karl Mathsson. Made in Sweden, circa 1960s.   Priced per item.
Rare Daybed by Bruno Mathsson
$28,000
Rare Daybed by Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Daybeds
Canvas, Birch
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...
Early Woven Leather Lounge Chair by Jens Risom for Knoll
Early Woven Leather Lounge Chair by Jens Risom ...
Knoll, Jens Risom
Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs
Leather, Birch
Early woven leather lounge chair by Jens Risom for Knoll. Made in USA, circa 1950s.
You May Also Like
Eva Chair In Leather by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden
Eva Chair In Leather by Bruno Mathsson for Karl...
Bruno Mathsson, Karl Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Beech, Leather
Armchair in leather, model Eva. Designed by Bruno Mathsson, 1941 for Karl Mathsson. Sweden, 1960´s.
Eva Armchair by Bruno Mathsson
$1,600
Eva Armchair by Bruno Mathsson
Bruno Mathsson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cotton, Birch
The Eva Chair, designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1934, comprises a cotton webbing seat on a serpentine birch frame. This example was restrapped with vintage cotton webbing and also also ...
Scandinavian Easy Chairs "Eva" by Bruno Mathsson, 1940s
Scandinavian Easy Chairs "Eva" by Bruno Mathsso...
Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson
20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Beech
Gorgeous pair of “Eva” lounge chairs by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Andersson & Söner, Sweden, 1940s. This early pair is made with paper webbing, due to loss of hemp during the Second W...
Eva Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX
Eva Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Canvas, Wood
Eva lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX. In excellent original condition. Signed.
Midcentury Woven Lounge Chairs by Bruno Mathsson, Sweden
Midcentury Woven Lounge Chairs by Bruno Mathsso...
Bruno Mathsson, DUX
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech
Pair of beech frame "Eva" chairs with woven seats and backs, designed by Bruno Mathsson and produced by DUX. Chairs show wear in the seat and may be needing to be re-woven. Price inc...
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chairs Model Eva Hög by Karl Mathsson AB in Sweden
Bruno Mathsson Easy Chairs Model Eva Hög by Kar...
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Oak
Rare pair of easy chairs model Eva hög designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson AB in Värnamo, Sweden.
Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair

Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair

By Bruno Mathsson
$2,200 Sale Price
21% Off
Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair
Bruno Mathsson
Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wood
Classic bent beechwood chair with woven seat designed by Bruno Mathsson, 1934.
First Year Production, No 41 Eva Chair by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, 1940
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...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries