Bruno Mathsson - Design New York Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Monica Boman, et al., Svenska möbler: 1890-1990, Lund, 1991, p. 177
    Carl Christiansson, Bruno Mathsson: Dikten Om Människan Som Sitter, exh. cat., Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1993, p. 24
    Dag Widman, Karin Winter, and Nina Stritzler-Levine, Bruno Mathsson: Architect and Designer, exh. cat., Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm, 2007, pp. 33, 59, 67, 131, 213

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bruno Mathsson introduced the present model daybed in March 1936 at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. The designer’s frst solo museum exhibition also included his now iconic “Work Chair,” “Easy Chair,” and “Lounge Chair.” Produced by Mathsson using laminated bentwood pressed together with a proprietary casein-based
    glue, these four models set a new standard for ergonomic design and innovative production techniques. A pivotal moment, Mathsson’s museum debut led to his participation (daybed included) in the Swedish Pavilion at the 1937 Exposition Internationale, afer which he named the present model his “Paris” daybed.


"Paris" daybed

Birch-veneered laminated wood, beech, leather, hemp webbing, fur.
21 1/4 x 86 x 32 in. (54 x 218.4 x 81.3 cm)
Manufactured by Karl Mathsson, Sweden. Underside of frame with two manufacturer’s printed paper labels Bruno MATHSSON FIRMA KARL MATHSSON MADE IN – VÄRNAMO – SWEDEN and also signed in pen BM 36 and the other label with Bruno MATHSSON Möbler and stamped twice with designed by BRUNO MATHSSON and MADE IN SWEDEN.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $35,000

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New York 17 December 2013 2pm