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Pair of Woven Leather Eva Chairs by Bruno Mathsson

$10,500Asking Price

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Pair of patinated leather armchairs by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson. Made in Sweden, circa 1960s. Signed with branded manufacturer's marks to stretcher.

Details

  • Creator
    Bruno Mathsson (Designer),
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.75 in. (83.19 cm)Width: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)Depth: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
    Beech,Leather,Pressed,Woven,
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Leather is patinated.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU119426110133

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Bruno Mathsson

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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