As a member of the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design, Bruno Mathsson was able to submit his ideas and contribute to its pattern collection.
In 1931 he sent his sketch of a simple comfortable armchair with hemp webbing to the director of the society, Gregor Paulsson. Mathsson received a payment of 50 kroner² for his contribution and the society incorporated his chair design into its pattern collection¹.
When Mathsson developed a collaboration with the Swedish firm Dux he simultaneously increased his output for Mathsson International in Vårnamo. In order to distinguish between the Mathsson products and the Dux designs, all the chairs from the former were henceforth called by names which began with the letters MI (for Mathsson International) as early as 1932.