Mathias Bengtsson - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company, ‘Design’, New York, December 14, 2004, lot 245

  • Exhibited

    ‘Somewhere Totally Else: The European Design Show’, Design Museum, London, September 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004

  • Literature

    Katherine E. Nelson, ‘Against the grain: Mathias Bengtsson and Louise Campbell revise Danish Design traditions in two very different ways’, I.D MAGAZINE, September/October 2003, illustrated p. 63
    Anders Hammarstrand, Mathias Bengtsson, exh. cat., Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, 2005, n.p.
    Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture since 1990, London, 2006, p. 99
    Robert Klanten, et al., Desire: The Shape of Things to Come, Berlin, 2008, p. 115 fig. 2

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artist has confirmed the present lot to be the third of three prototypes, and the first completely successful attempt to realize his ‘Spun Carbon’ chaise longue, which is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Phillips de Pury & Company would like to thank Mathias Bengtsson for his assistance cataloguing the present lot.


Prototype ‘Spun Carbon’ chaise longue

ca. 2002
Carbon fiber.
34 x 33 1/8 x 78 1/2 in (86.4 x 84.1 x 199.4 cm)

$22,000 - 24,000 


15 June 2012
New York