Bruno Mathsson (Varnamo, Sweden 1907 - Varnamo, Sweden, 1988)
1930 - 1939
81 x 73 x 51 cm
Place of origin
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The Homewood, Surrey
A laminated beech frame 'Eva' occasional chair, Swedish, designed by Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988), circa 1930s, manufactured by Karl Mathsson, the shaped frame on four square-section legs, a stretcher between the two front legs and the two rear legs, with a brown sheepskin cover (later replacement). A paper label is applied to the underside of the right seat rail printed 'Designed by BRUNO MATHSSON'. The chair legs were painted at one point but have now been stripped and restored to their original finish. This chair is part of the same range as two chaise longues (NT 864326 and 864328) and a table (NT 864370) also in The Homewood.
The Homewood and some of its contents were given to the National Trust by Patrick Gwynne in 1999.
Marks and inscriptions
Underside of right seat rail: Paper label printed 'Designed by BRUNO MATHSSON'
Makers and roles
Bruno Mathsson (Varnamo, Sweden 1907 - Varnamo, Sweden, 1988) , designer Karl Mathsson , manufacturer