Bruno Mathsson

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Bokförlaget Arena, Malmö and Stockholm in association with the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decoragtive Arts, Design and Culture, and Yale University Press, 2006 - Architecture - 227 pages
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The sensuously undulant lines of Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs made him one of the leading figures of Swedish modernism in the 1930s. Chairs that adapted to their occupant with graceful natural curves became his trademark and have been in continuous production for more than fifty years. In his less familiar architectural work, Mathsson (1907-1988) applied the same principles of innovative comfortable living. Throughout his work the connections between design and ergonomics, aesthetics and innovative materials, energy saving and environmental concerns resonate for designers today.
This book surveys Mathsson's output as an architect and designer as well as his relationships with American architects and designers including Frank Lloyd-Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Hans Knoll. Extensive illustrations include unpublished photographs of his Mathsson’s work in situ.

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Although Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, and Bruno Mathsson each pursued a modernist expression of the lounge chair in the 1930s, Mathsson was perhaps the first to develop the form fully with lightweight ... Read full review



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Dag Widman was formerly chief curator of applied arts at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Karin Winter is curator at the Swedish Museum of Architecture. Nina Stritzler-Levine is director of exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.

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