THE JETSON Chair
By Bruno Mathsson
FOR DUX, 1969

CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THIS ICONIC SWEDISH DESIGN

Created by Bruno Mathsson for DUX in 1969, the Jetson chair is an icon of Swedish furniture design.

As classic as his designs are, is the story of how Bruno sat down in a snowdrift to create the optimal shape for sitting furniture. Mathsson's starting point was always the shape of the body and the interaction between furniture and the human form. As he put it, furniture should be made with such art that sitting in them will not itself become art. After perfecting the Jetson chair over the course of three years, it was finally presented to fanfare in Stockholm in 1969.

The Jetson chair reflects both his obsession with comfort and a classic Swedish modern design approach. It features a bowl-shaped seat, ergonomically designed high back with head pillow, and chrome swivel base with a unique self-return mechanism. The oft-imitated Jetson design was named for the futuristic animated American television family.

 

     
The Jetson Chair in classic black leather

FEATURES

Chrome plated stand.
Available in fabric or leather.
Seat section in tubing with bearing woven fabric Leather edging. 
Chrome-plated frame with roto construction and memory.
Pipe frame with load-bearing fabric.
Border shoe in leather. Cushion padded with polyether.
Chromed stand with rotor construction and memory.
In the case of a full-seated seat element, the wearing fabric is in Flax.

 

DIMENSIONS

W 25.625" x D 32.6875" x H 38.25"

 

The Jetson Chair in Black Leather



THE JETSON CHAIR

JETSON MATCH - Black
Natural Flax body and seat
Black leather detail

JETSON LEATHER - Black
Black Leather seat and detail
Black Flax body

JETSON MATCH - Brown
Natural Flax body and seat
Brown leather detail

JETSON LEATHER - Brown
Brown Leather seat and detail
Natural Flax body

BRUNO MATHSSON

 

THE FATHER OF SWEDISH MODERN

Bruno Mathsson was born in Varnamo, Sweden in 1907. It can be argued that no one has made a larger impact on Swedish furniture design than Mathsson. With designs that are a fusion of traditional Swedish crafts and Modernism, Mathsson was ultimately hailed as one of the pioneers of the style that later came to be known as Swedish Modern. During the 1960s he developed a unique building technique for wooden chairs in which the components were glued and bent under hot water. Little did he know this would become one of the hallmarks of Scandinavian furniture design.

Mathsson and DUX had a very close, creative partnership during the 60s and 70s. This collaboration resulted in a host of timeless design classics that DUX still produces - including The Jetson, Karin, and Pernilla chairs.

In celebration of this 50-year collaboration DUX is bringing The Jetson, Pernilla and Karin chairs in limited edition fabrics and leathers to the Scandinavian markets.

Below are special edition Jetson, Karin, and Pernilla chairs to celebrate the 50 year collaboration. Karin, Pernilla and some Jetson styles below are available in Nordic countries only.