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The Breakthrough

Bruno Mathsson had his international breakthrough as a furniture designer at the World Fair in Paris 1937. His furniture excited great enthusiasm and admiration and were in great demand all over the world. He was represented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York when it opened in 1939 and at the fair in San Fransisco the same year.

 When the great upholder of culture in Sweden, Gotthard Johansson, had visited the Museum of Modern Art and seen Bruno Mathsson´s show there, he wrote enthusiastically in the Svenska Dagbladet on May 11th 1941¨For the first time in my life I felt a secret pride in being born only twenty kilometers from Värnamo¨. That was an acknowledgement that meant much to Bruno Mathsson´s self confidence and development as a designer.

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