Lifestyle / Society

How a cabinetmaker’s son became Sweden’s most influential designer

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Ragn Ómarsson

Bruno Mathsson was obsessed with the art of lounging comfortably. A cabinetmaker’s son who dropped out after middle school, Mathsson would become one of Sweden’s most influential furniture designers, well, ever – one chair at a time. We explore why, more than three decades after his death, we still yearn to sprawl out on his most indelible designs