The Pernilla 3 recliner was designed in 1944 and is considered one of the most important works of the Swedish designer Bruno Mathsson.
Mathsson’s career started in 1931 when he designed a chair for a hospital waiting room, which resulted in a seat using saddle straps, which made it possible to sit comfortable without the need of pillows or supporting upholstery.
Our Pernilla 3 was originally covered in longhair sheepskin, which we have replaced with a new cover including leather headrest. The skin was sourced from Skandilock Sweden, a supplier of sheepskins to scandinavia’s leading furniture brands.
The result is a lounge chair of which no other one exists, it is unique and extremely comfortable.
Materials: Beech wood, sheepskin, linen webbing
Origination: Sweden, 1960s – Labelled on wooden structure
Condition: Very good, original sheepskin and leather pillow replaced.
Height 91 cm, seating height 30 cm
Width 168 cm
Depth 65 cm