Bruno Mathsson - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Form, no. 1, 1943, p. 54
    Dag Widman, Karin Winter and Nina Stritzler-Levine, Bruno Mathsson: Architect and Designer, exh. cat., Bokförlaget Arena, Malmö and The Bard Graduate Center, New York, 2006, p. 35 for the fabric design, p. 49

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model is a rare variant with a footrest and wheels.


Rare 'Pernilla' chaise longue

circa 1944
Beech laminated plywood, birch, canvas, fabric, leather.
89.5 x 172 x 64 cm (35 1/4 x 67 3/4 x 25 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Karl Mathsson, Värnamo, Sweden. Underside branded with manufacturer's logo and BRUNO MATHSSON/DESIGN/MADE IN SWEDEN with manufacturer's stamp FIRMA KARL MATHSSON/MADE IN – VÄRNAMO – SWEDEN. Together with original 'Percy Blad' cushion designed by Arthur Percy (1886-1976) for the Elsa Gullberg Collection, Stockholm, Sweden.

£10,000 - 15,000 

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Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015