Jetson 66 footstool

Jetson 66 footstool

Jetson 66

By the beginning of the 1960’s Bruno Mathsson turned his attention to the possibilities of steel as a material in designing furniture. He was attracted to the possibility of creating  new forms of resilient furniture combining lightness with good comfort. The result a chair with a single pivoting swivel base called Jetson after the popular television series.

As with

his bent laminated furniture he strived to minimise the amount of padding required allowing the form to provide the right level of support. In 1965, inspired by the advent of the space age he designed an easy chair which he exhibited for the first time at an exhibition in Malmö a year later.

The chair was relaunched by Bruno Mathsson International in 2005 together with the Jetson footstool to the designers original specification as Jetson 66.