Bruno Mathsson

BRUNO MATHSSON


Swedish Designer and Architect. Born in Värnamo 1907, into the sixth generation of master cabinet makers. Mathsson was a complete autodidact trained by the traditional workshop of his father, Karl Mathssons. Through books and periodicals he found a passion for functional modern furniture using hemp webbing and weight-bearing materials. Always with nature in mind and with a total devotion to the perfect sitting curve, he created an internationally successful career from the small town of Värnamo.


The exhibition focuses on early bentwood designs created in the 1930´s and 1940´s, such as famous classics as the iconic Eva and Pernilla Chairs.