DUX BY BRUNO MATHSSON

DUX BY BRUNO MATHSSON

Architect and designer Bruno Mathsson was born in Värnamo, Sweden in 1907 and has symbolized contemporary Swedish furniture design like no one else. During the 1960s and 70s, Bruno Mathsson and DUX® shared a close, creative collaboration, which resulted in the creation of several timeless design classics that DUX continues to produce for an international market. 

“The act of sitting comfortably is a skill, although it shouldn’t be. Instead, the manufacture of seating should be carried out with such skill that the act of sitting in them becomes quite simple.” Bruno Mathsson
THE MECHANICS OF SITTING

THE MECHANICS OF SITTING

Just like us at DUX, Bruno Mathsson devoted a lot of time to research and development. One of the less orthodox methods he used was to sit down in a snowdrift and study the impression his body had left in the snow in order to obtain a perfect seating curve.

PERNILLA AND KARIN

PERNILLA AND KARIN

The classic armchairs Pernilla and Pernilla 2 are named after the well-known food and lifestyle journalist, Pernilla Tunberger, who in 1943 interviewed Bruno for the daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter. The Karin armchairs and matching table share the same name as Bruno’s wife, Karin Swärd.

A FRUITFUL COLLABORATION

A FRUITFUL COLLABORATION

Bruno Mathsson is one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned furniture designers. Classics such as the Jetson and Karin armchairs continue to find new admirers around the world. We at DUX are proud of our cooperation with Bruno Mathsson, a talented and headstrong designer with a special fondness for quality, comfort and innovation. 

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Bruno Mathsson’s functional and beautiful furniture designs have earned him a multitude of honors, both at home and abroad. Since 1964 his furniture has been on display at a permanent exhibition at Bella Center in Copenhagen. Well worth a visit for those interested in design.

BRUNO MATHSSON ARCHIVE

BRUNO MATHSSON ARCHIVE

The collaboration between DUX and Bruno Mathsson was rewarding and intimate, and Bruno became very close with the Ljung family. A large Bruno Mathsson archive can be found at DUX’s head office in Sweden, containing everything from rough sketches to finished drawings. The collection is a gold mine for historians and experts in cultural studies searching for information about one of the 20th century’s foremost designers.