(Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971)
Mathias Bengtsson after studying design at the KADK Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering in Copenhagen and ArtCenter College of Design in Vevey, returned to Copenhagen, where he participated in the foundation of the Panic collective together with other young designers. He then enrolled in the Industrial Design course at the Royal College of Art in London, directed by Ron Arad. After graduating in 1999, Bengtsson opened the At the Third Stroke studio in collaboration with other designers, and the Design Laboratory studio with Sam Buxton, before opening his own in 2002. Bengtsson’s work began to gain international acclaim in 1998, when his “Slice and Homage to Panton Chairs” was exhibited at the Post Design gallery. Working with various materials and industrial processes, Bengtsson has experimented with the sculptural, technical and philosophical possibilities of 3D design. Most of his works are unique pieces or limited editions that require innovative production facilities and laborious creation processes.