Paris gallery Maria Wettergren opened an exhibition of works of the designer-experimenter from Sweden Matthias Bengtsson “Growth”. His biomorphic furniture-sculpture with bizarre bends and asymmetry reminds intertwined lianas and ivy shoots. Made of different materials – from polished wood to metal and plastic, these items on the border of art and design are designed with the help of computer modeling.
“I wanted to explore the possibilities that give new technologies and create images that go beyond fantasy, something that never existed before,” the author explains. “Growth” is Bengtsson’s first personal exhibition, but the designer’s works have long been known to collectors and curators: some of them are included in the MoMA collection and the Pompidou Center.