Mathsson, Bruno

(1907 - 1988)

Bruno Mathsson  was a Swedish furniture designer and architect. He was the son of a master cabinet maker and started working in his workshop. In the 1920s and 30s he developed bentwood chairs with hemp webbing. The first model of this type was called the Grasshopper (1931). As an architect he worked on circa 100 structures in the 1940s and 50s.