Description

Galerie Maria Wettergren

The “Slice Chair” (1999) by Mathias Bengtsson is widely considered as an icon of organic design. The chair was constructed with the same adeptness an architect would employ to create a topological map of the landscape, evoking the illusion of a piece of furniture cut away from a cliff face and scaled to human proportions. Each piece is painstakingly constructed from thin, laser-cut ‘slices’ stacked to resemble geological strata. Such forms appear to defy gravity. Although Mathias Bengtsson uses computer controlled laser cutting to define each form, his creative process combines the hand-made with the high-tech in unique ways.


DESIGNER/

Mathias Bengtsson

DATE/

1999

MATERIALS/

Maple plywood

DIMENSIONS/

89 x 75 x 75 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

Denmark

SHIPS FROM/

Sweden

$72,000

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