3 November 2004
BRUNO MATHSSON; SWEDEN
PERNILLA CHAISE LONGUE
designed circa 1936, manufactured 1944 by Firma Karl Matthsson, laminated beechwood, webbing
36in.(91.5cm.) height; 65in.(165cm.) width; 25¼in.(64cm.) depth
Transfer label to stretcher Bruno Mathsson, Firma Karl Mathsson, made in Värnamo, Sweden, and initialled in ink and dated 44.
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Cf: Cecilia Widenheim, Utopia and Reality: Modernity in Sweden 1900-1960, New York, 2002, p.192 (related design illustrated)
An architect and furniture designer, Mathsson produced his first chair designs in 1931 for the Värnamo Hospital. He also designed prefabricated homes with glass walls, and confirmed his international breakthrough at the Paris Exhibition, 1937.
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