september 13th – november 9th, 2008
hub national centre for craft & design
mathias bengtsson is a danish furniture designer that has practising since the 1990’s.
his individual career is traced in this exhibition focusing on architectural proposals,
jewellery collections and many examples of his furniture. his well-known ‘slices’ chairs
will be on show. the series of chairs feature stacked layers of material which pile up to
create forms reminiscent of topological maps. the chair is included in many permanent
collections including the MoMA. his ‘spun chair’ weighing only 800 g and made from
carbon fibre will also be included. the show’s centre piece is a 36m bench made of
modular components, which will be hung from the ceiling of the gallery.