Bruno Mathsson “Berlin” Daybed

Bruno Mathsson “Berlin” Daybed

BRUNO MATHSSON
Sweden
Circa 1960
Beech, chenille, leather
76 3/4″ wide x 37 1/2″ deep x 19″ high

Bruno Matthson descended from five generations of master cabinetmakers in Sweden. “He carefully studied the ‘mechanics of sitting.’ For example, in search of the perfect seating curve he sat in a snow-drift to study the imprint his body had made. He began experimenting with the techniques of bent laminating wood gaining the skills to make components of great strength with gracefully executed minimalist details.” He was strongly influenced by the Functionalist movement, and was obsessed with the quality of different materials and fabrication techniques. His “Berlin” daybed made its first appearance at the International Building Exhibition in Berlin 1957. Produced by Firma Karl Matthson, its light, elegant design is blissfully comfortable.

With a new mattress, upholstered in cotton chenille with blue leather trim and buttons.

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