The Bruno Mathsson Center becomes a building monument
The Bruno Mathsson Center in Värnamo consists of Bruno Mathsson's parents' home, a wooden villa which then also housed the furniture workshop, as well as his first glass house from 1950. In 1993, a new glass building was erected on the site. It is based on Bruno Mathsson's sketches but for various reasons could not be realized during his lifetime. The new building connects the wooden villa with the original glass house.
In 1945, an experimental house had been erected in the garden in Värnamo in which Bruno Mathsson tried out his ideas. According to the building permit, it was supposed that this house would only stand for one year, but it ended up standing until 1985.
The experimental house came to be recreated with largely the same building elements and plan as the original house. On June 26, 2014, County Governor Minoo Akhtarzand inaugurated the newly constructed building. At the initiative of the county board, the entire Bruno Mathsson Center was declared a building monument at the same time.
Even Bruno Mathsson's own factory building, also located in Värnamo, was declared a building monument.
About 200 people attended the ceremony, which ended with a speech by the chairman of the municipal board, Hans-Göran Johansson.