Galerie Maria Wettergren is pleased to announce that Mathias Bengtsson’s Cellular Chair Silver was chosen as one of ‘AD’s 2022 Selects’ at TEFAF New York. Cellular Chair by Danish designer, Mathias Bengtsson, is a genius blend of art, design and biotechnology. Created by Bengtsson by means of a specific computer program invented by the artist himself, which is based on the evolution of cellular bone tissues, Cellular Chair is not only organic in form but in structure as well: rather than composed, the chair has been “grown” obeying the growth logic of a living organism. It is produced in a limited edition of 8 unique pieces, each with its own DNA so to speak. Made of resin and silver, Cellular Chair was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the exhibition ‘Industrial Revolution 2.0.’ in September 2011.
Cellular Chair Silver, 2011
Silver coated 3D printed resin
74 x 82 x 64 cm
Limited edition of 8 unique pieces
Mathias Bengtsson is one of the most innovative artists and designers today working with digital technologies to push the boundaries of art and design. Working with diverse industrial materials and processes, Bengtsson pushes forward the sculptural, technical, and philosophical possibilities of three-dimensional design. Always seeking to take his thinking in new directions, Bengtsson breaks down established boundaries between design, art, craft and technology. Bengtsson is blending new and old technologies into a revolutionary organic form. As a result of several years of research, Bengtsson has invented a computer program in which a ‘digital seed’ grows in a virtual world and simulates natural growth, imitating some of nature’s rules and methods. Combining high technology and traditional craftsmanship, the result is a strikingly beautiful piece where art, crafts and design dialogue in the most exquisite manner.
Photo credits: Martin Scott Jupp