Bruno Mathsson is a Swedish designer, architect and cabinetmaker. He is one of the pioneers of the Swedish design and has a great reputation, especially for his organic style.
In 1931, the designer created for a hospital several armchairs with straps, nicknamed “Grasshopper” because of the aesthetics similarities with the insect. The piece was very modern, so at the beginning the armchair was unknown by general public. Then, thanks to its innovative design and its perfect ergonomic, the “Grasshopper” known a huge success worldwide. Biography Bruno Mathsson was born in 1907 in Sweden. He descended from four generations of Swedish cabinetmakers. He quickly interested in woodworking and in furniture design. He is renowned for his rigorous, his passion for details and for his taste for modernity and innovation. At the beginning of his career, his visionary eye is considered to be too avant-gardist by the people of Sweden. However, he met with great success few years later, especially for the Grasshopper chair. From 1947 to 1957, he designed the Smaland Art Archive in Värnamo, the city where he lived. He drew several tables with the poet and mathematician Piet Hein. Bruno Mathsson is one of the most important Swedish designers.
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