Seen at PAD: Slice Chair/ Mathias Bengtsson at Galerie Maria Wettergren
First drawn by hand and later modelled in clay, Mathias Bengtsson‘s Slice chair combines organic shapes with cutting-edge technology. Slice is constructed as an assemblage of horizontal cross-sections that stack together into a uniquely lateral profile. Laser-cut to a thickness of only 3mm, each individual layer resembles a two-dimensional abstraction more than it does a hi-tech component. Although the process was inspired by rapid prototyping methods, Bengtsson worked with more traditional materials. His starting point was to create a new form by using clay, which he then sliced in horizontal layers and manipulated digitally. The result was a surprising shape that blurred the distinctions between armrests, backrest, legs and frame.
Discover the Pavillon des Arts et du Design 2011 until April 3 in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris!