Historical Design

Chaise Longue

Elegant early edition chaise longue Mod. “Pernilla 3”
Beech laminated plywood and birch structure
New leather webbing and sheepskin cushion
Producer’s logo on the back side
DESIGNER Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) MANUFACTURER Firma Karl Mathsson COUNTRY Sweden
DATE 1960's DIMENSIONS W. 170 D. 64 x H. 37 /cm.
BIBLIOGRAPHY Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., 'What is modern interior design?', Introductory Series To The Modern Arts 4, New York, 1953, fig. 39.
Ingrid Böhn-Jullander, Bruno Mathsson: Möbelkonstnären, Glashusarkitekten, Människan, Lund, 1992, pg. 168, 212, 217.
SPECIAL NOTE Bruno Mathsson, was a Swedish design and architect, who came from a family of skilled cabinet makers. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, he innovated a method to create bentwood chairs from hemp webbing. The Grasshopper, his first model, made its debut at Värnamo Hospital in 1931. Between 1933 and 1936, this endeavor yielded several innovations, including the fundamental trio of chairs: the working chair, the easy chair, and the lounge chair. Edgar Kaufmann Jr., the director of MOMA's Industrial Design Department, admired Mathsson's chairs and displayed them in 1940’s exhibitions. Kaufmann ranked Mathsson's contributions to furniture design alongside Alvar Aalto's work.

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