Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988)
Bruno Mathsson is one of the most important Swedish architects and designers of the 20th Century. He is world famous for his furniture design but was also commissioned for many architectural projects. As a designer and architect he was self-taught, his learning came mainly from books and magazines, his inspiration from nature.
Bruno Mathsson developed modernism in furniture and architecture, addressing both general and specific problems. His ideas of the “ultimate seating” was the basic concept of his furniture design, reflected in sitting curves and table heights. He also designed office furniture based on the thesis that people in office environments would work more comfortably and think more efficiently in a reposing position. Mathsson always viewed his furniture designs in a broader context – as an interaction in room and nature.