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Mats Theselius

(Sweden, Born 1956)
Estimate
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
9 090 - 11 400 EUR
9 520 - 11 900 USD
Hammer price
170 000 SEK
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Mats Theselius
(Sweden, Born 1956)

a set of six custom ordered "Aluminiumfåtölj", Källemo, Värnamo ca. 1990.

Wooden frame covered with etched iron sheet, armrests in beech, seat and back in Tärnsjö leather, seat height 47 cm, height 74 cm.

Wear and stains.

Provenance

Commissioned by Laurent Leksell for the Elekta headquarters, Birger Jarlsgatan 53, Stockholm in the early 1990s.

Designer

Mats Theselius is a Swedish furniture designer, artist, and interior architect, born in 1954 in Stockholm. Theselius studied interior architecture at Konstfack from 1979 to 1984 and shortly after graduating, he made his breakthrough with the groundbreaking chair "Älgskinnsfåtöljen," a cylindrical armchair made of sheet iron and moose leather. This chair marked the beginning of a long and uninterrupted career, largely in collaboration with the legendary furniture producer Sven Lundh (who also launched Jonas Bohlin's concrete chair, Concrete) at Källemo in Värnamo. Following this, several renowned pieces were created, including the showcase cabinet National Geographic, distinguished by its characteristic yellow color and named after the magazine of the same title, as well as the chairs Rex, Ingo, and Bruno.
In addition to his prolific career in design, Mats Theselius served as a professor at the University of Gothenburg's School of Design and Crafts in the 1990s. In 1997, he was honored with both the Bruno Mathsson Prize and the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize. Mats Theselius was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.

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