Eye On Design: Slice Armchair By Mathias Bengtsson

Slice Chair
All Photos By Gail

The undulating form of Mathias Bengtsson’s plywood Slice Armchair is inspired by cutting-edge technology and organic forms found in nature. Bengtsson initiated the design in 1999 and originally executed it in clay. He then used a computer to analyze the shape and precision-cut hundreds of plywood slices, each a unique shape and just a few millimeters thick, which he stacked and laminated to form the sculptural chair. The result is a contemporary take on furniture made from traditional material, combing high-tech manufacturing methods and handcrafting.

Photographed in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC.

Slice Chair Detail
Slice Armchair Detail

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