Archive | Bruno Mathsson

Dear retired Bruno!

A retired lounge chair is sitting like a fine piece of art by the large window in my living room… Her name is Pernilla but she´s always been nicknamed ”Bruno” after Bruno Mathsson who designed this masterpiece in 1944. Bruno’s got a sleek, curved frame in laminated beech and original green paper webbing, now faded into a pale lime green. She’s no longer steady on her feet, and is wobbling slightly at touch. After 70 years of use this chair is now turned into a nest for cats. And as such she´ll remain.

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Pernilla with the now very rare green paper webbing. Photo by Jacksons.

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Pernilla with the now very rare red paper webbing. Photo by Jacksons.

Retired Bruno Mathsson chair turned into cats nest

Baby knew all along that Bruno actually would make a great cat nest (comfy…but also the perfect match to her emerald eyes…). Hera though is indifferent to the value of design. Food, sleep and some hunting makes her day. Everyday.

Architectual moves, Bruno Mathsson, Compassionates, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends, Jacksons 2014-12-10

Karin 73

Karin lounge chair was originally designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1969. Four years later Mathsson changed the upholstery method for the chair and renamed it Karin 73. This very comfortable chair has not been in production for over twenty years, but is now available from Swedish producer DUX.

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Karin 73 in textile Cordonne Ivory by Warwick.

Bruno Mathsson, Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Friends 2014-09-23