The large range of furniture (möbler) making styles range from simple, practical items such as furniture for the office or school house, up to the ornate and luxurious.
There are certain styles which are synonymous with certain designers, or time periods from which they hail, or even the area from which they originate.
Wood has been a mainstay material in furniture construction, and it has been used for utilitarian as well as artistic purposes, especially by Scandinavian craftsmen.
Bruno Mathsson is remembered among the best ever to design furniture in what is known as the Scandinavian style. This gentleman not only created enduring living and dining room sets, but was also well regarded as an architect. His most renowned furniture was first released in the mid-1930’s. However, many of those styles are still released in both legitimate and illegitimate reproductions.
Many of Mathsson’s best known furniture designs are various living room chairs including his Pernilla 2 easy chair and Pernilla 3 lounge chair. In trying to find the most comfortable furniture shapes Mathsson once sat himself in the snow to observe the shape that was left from his natural sitting position and this can be seen particularly well in the Pernilla 3 chair.