Mats Theselius for Källemo 'Älgskinnsfåtölj' Lounge Chair in Metal
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, lounge chair ‘Älgskinnsfåtölj’, patinated metal, stained birch, leather, Sweden, 1991.
This distinct 'Älgskinnsfåtölj' lounge chair of Mats Theselius was designed in 1991. Theselius his main sources of inspiration for this design was the Army Museum in Stockholm and the Swedish Royal Armoury, where he could see old armour and to learn about metal processing. This chair features a body of patinated iron on four legs. The round form is finished on top with short stained birchwood armrests. Seat and backrest are made out of cream-colored natural elk leather. Mats Theselius is known for his a-typical designs, most of them produced in limited editions. All for Källemo Sweden. This functional and aesthetic piece is another great example of his style and inventiveness with bold shapes and materials. In the back is an etched metal plate stating "Algskinnsfåtölj Mats Theselius 1991 65/360 (serial number) Källemo Sweden".
Mats Theselius (1956) is a Swedish designer who studied interior design at Konstfack Stockholm. He is mostly responsible for exclusive and inventive Swedish furniture produced during the 90s. His work is a mix between art and design. Overall, his creations carry a real uniqueness. They are full of aesthetics, style and radiate extravagance. In 2011 Theselius became an associate of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. For his work he received multiple awards such as the Bruno Mathsson Award and Torsten & Wanja Söderberg’s Design Prize in 1997, and the King of Sweden’s Prince Eugen Medal in 2018. To this day, Theselius is still active in creating furniture, lightning and other work of art.
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