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”A warm and personal portrait of our – still – internationally most renowned furniture designer.” FORM
”An entertaining portrait, edited from a long creative life where Mathsson’s deviant role, also as a house builder, is given its fair amount of attention.” DN
Emerging from a long line of Swedish carpenters and cabinetmakers, designer Bruno Mathsson developed a nuanced, independent vision for improving standards of living that exemplifies Scandinavian modernism.
The film Bruno is Back examines Mathsson’s life in the context of his surroundings, his design contemporaries, and his international peers Piet Hein, Hans Wegner, Alvar Aalto, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Filmed in and around his hometown of Värnamo, we meet the region’s hardworking people and experience their exceptional spirit of enterprise and innovation. The film presents Mathsson’s multifaceted persona as an industrialist, businessman, and innovator whose furniture and architecture are unsurpassed in their combination of elegant form and rational function.
Bruno is back
Director & editor Jesper Wachtmeister / Solaris Filmproduktion
Script & idea Katraina Dunér
Producer Fredrik Martin
© Fredrik Martin & Co. Filmproduktion 2001
Swedish Television, SVT, 2001
Italian Television, RAI, 2002
Scandinavia House, New York, 2007
Museum of Architecture, Stockholm, 2007
Museum of Architecture, Stockholm, opening of Year of Architecture 2001
Ateneum – National Gallery Helsinki 2004
Nordische Filmtage Luebeck 2001