Mats Theselius

During the 20th century, furniture and architecture have been characteristically functional. This functionalism involves a clear perception of society and human kind -a belief that, with technological development, we have advanced so far that we can stand alone, with no need of images and symbols. But this cultural “evolution”has encountered resistance in the past few decades; development is continuing, but we do not feel that we are developing. In this standstill, people are tempted and, perhaps, forced to seek new images. Mats Theselius furniture projects various images and potential associations that are remote from clinical functionalism. Thus, the bear more resemblance to furniture predating the modern period. Various stylistic features and materials are juxtaposed. in a functional and logical world, they bear o pictorial language that gives them in situ, the aspect of objects from a world we recognise, yet one that is unfamiliar. Perhaps, quite simply, it is a world we have not yet seen.

Jan Åman

Biography

Born in Stockholm 1956 University College of Arts Crafts and Design Konstfack, small scale architecture Stockholm 1979-84

Professor at HDK School of design & crafts, Chalmers University, Gothenburg 1995-96.

Associate of The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts 2011-

Mats Theselius works in the field between art & design. Mats works with different design commissions as well as his own production, exhibitions, set design, installations, books, film and music. Mats Theselius also produces his own unique custom made armchairs.

http://www.theselius.com

 

Travel as a tool @ Vandalorum

27 March – 19 September is a joint Nordic exhibition that considers the significance of …

Typical design language with generous comfort and a high degree of craftsmanship in the design by Mats Theselius

The GRACE armchair has Mats Theselius’ typical design language with generous comfort and a high …

This year Källemo present, among other things, Mats Theselius’ latest creation Grace – Collection Källemo

GRACE Mats Theselius. Seat and back in cold foam. Inside upholstered with leather. Outside with …

Easy Chair Koppar by Mats Theselius – Källemo

“THE IDEA FOR THIS CHAIR goes back to cubism and early `machine´ functionalism — Juan …

String by Mats Theselius

String celebrates 70 years – launching exclusive limited edition by Mats Theselius

String celebrates 70 years – launching exclusive limited edition of String Pocket. In 1949 Nisse …

Armstrong by Mats Theselius – Källemo

ARMSTRONG by Mats Theselius Aluminum, leather. Armrest in birch. H 73, W 62, D 57, …

National Geographic by Mats Theselius – Källemo

National Geographic by Mats Theselius – Källemo

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC by Mats Theselius Glass doors. Stained in green, brass details. Base in oiled …

Theselius Noir easychair by Mats Theselius – Källemo

NOIR design by Mats Theselius Black oxide steel plate, legs in black-anodized aluminum. Black leather …

Theselius Noir by Mats Theselius - Källemo

Theselius Noir design by Mats Theselius – Källemo

NOIR by Mats Theselius Black oxide steel plate, legs in black-anodized aluminum. Black leather Wild …

Mats Theselius designs a grand piano for Gummifabriken in Värnamo

Grand Piano by Mats Theselius

Mats Theselius designed a grand piano for Gummifabriken in Värnamo, Sweden The grand piano will …

Bruno sofa by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Bruno sofa by Mats Theselius – Källemo

The icon easy chair Bruno har extended into a sofa. BRUNO SOFA by Mats Theselius …

INSIDE architecture by Åke Axelsson, Jonas Bohlin, Mats Theselius @ Konstakademien

INSIDE architecture by Åke Axelsson, Jonas Bohlin, Mats Theselius @ Konstakademien

  INSIDE architecture by Åke Axelsson, Jonas Bohlin, Mats Theselius 3 feb -11 mars på …

Sven by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Sven by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Sven by Mats Theselius H50 L120 D60 cm Legs in chrome or coppered. Table top …

Frame by Mats Theselius– Källemo

Frame design by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Frame by Mats Theselius H75 D63 W63 S.H41 cm Lasercut steelframe. Armrest in ebony.   …

Theselius @ Galleri Sebastian Schildt

Theselius @ Galleri Sebastian Schildt

MATS THESELIUS – NEW WORKS 6 February – 26 February Designer Mats Theselius presents new …

Scandinavian metals mobile. March 25 to April 8, 2016

Scandinavian metals mobile. March 25 to April 8, 2016

[Le Cube ] Scandinavian metals mobile/mobilier une exposition de Bertil Herlow Svensson – Mats Theselius …

Korg by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Korg by Mats Theselius – Källemo

KORG by Mats Theselius Steel frame in chrome or copper. Moulded frame in ash, down …

Sven by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Sven by Mats Theselius – Källemo

SVEN by Mats Theselius Table top in limestone. Steel frame in chrome or copper. h …

National Geographics by Mats Theselius – Källemo

National Geographics by Mats Theselius – Källemo

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC by Mats Theselius 25 year anniversary edition, limited edition of 220 pcs. height …

Artipelag – Mats Theselius 8/7–23/8 2015

8 July 2015 to 23 August 2015 Mats Theselius – Urban Cowboy from Artipelag on …

Mats Theselius – Urban Cowboy @ Artipelag 2015

8 July 2015 to 23 August 2015 Mats Theselius (b. In Stockholm, 1956), educated at …

The wood steel leather collection – minus tio

For the 2015 spring collection minus tio has deepened the work with wood steel and …

Sitt skönt! frimärken med svensk stoldesign

Sitt skönt! Motiven är svensk stoldesign. Stolarna som visas är Hug (Anna von Schewen), Lilla …

T 15 by Mats Theselius – Gemla

T 15 by Mats Theselius – Gemla

Easychair T 15 design by Mats Theselius. On February 4, at the Stockholm Furniture and …

Ingo by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Ingo by Mats Theselius – Källemo

INGO easychair Rivet prime leather. Seat in leather with latex foam. Steel frame in chrome …

Hållbart 25/1–16/3 2014

Hållbart 25/1–16/3 2014

25 januari – 16 mars – Kulturcentrum Anna Kraitz Mats Theselius Rolf Hanson   Vår ambition är …

The Wallpaper* Workspace 21 - 31 Mars 2013

The Wallpaper* Workspace, 21 – 31 Mars 2013

Venue: Howick Place, Victoria, south west London An exhibition showcasing the ‘office of the future’ …

Billboard by Mats Theselius & Andreas Roth – minus tio

During Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013 minus tio premiers a brand new product line by Mats …

Easychair 13 design by Mats Theselius – Gemla

Easychair 13 by Mats Theselius is designed for Gemla, the renowned Swedish bentwood factory from …

Armchair Club design by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Armchair CLUB by Mats Theselius, molded wood frame, steel base coated with tin or black …

Fotstool Bruno design by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Fotstool BRUNO by Mats Theselius Leather, steel frame in chrome or copper.   Pall BRUNO …

Nordic Design Today 2013 @ Vandalorum

Exhibition of the World’ s Largest Design Prize at Vandalarum   VANDALORUM is honared to …

Hommage á Sigurd Lewerentz by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Verdigris coated copper plates from the Petri Church in Klippan. Armrests in ebony, coppered steelframe. …

Mats Theselius

During the 20th century, furniture and architecture have been characteristically functional. This functionalism involves a …

Birdland Easychair by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Easychair. Birch veneer backrest, chrome, steel, corian armrest, Tärnsjö leather. Limited edition of 360 pcs. …

Aluminium sofa design by Mats Theselius – Källemo

ALUMINIUM sofa, Design Mats Theselius L 140, D 61, H 73, SH 45 cm. Mats …

Stjärnporträtt 2010 @ Form/Design Center

Sommarens utställningar på Form/Design Center Stjärnporträtt 24 juni – 29 augusti 2010 “Design – ordet …

Pinocchio by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Pinocchio by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Pinocchio design by Mats Theselius h. 75, d 44, b, 37, sh. 45 Chair. Solid …

The easychair Star design by Mats Theselius – Källemo

Star easychair design by Mats Theselius Seat and back in cold foam. Steel frame in …

The easychair Star Limited Edition has it´s background in Mats Theselius passion in, and life with music – Källemo

Star Limited Edition design by Mats Theselius h 82, w 59, d 62 cm Pearl, …

On stage Mats Theselius 15/6-13/8 2006 @ Form/Design Center

PÅ SCEN MATS THESELIUS 15 juni – 13 augusti 2006 Den ytterst mångsidige designern och …

Mats Theselius presents a new armchair in brass, named El Rey – Källemo Collection

El Rey for Källemo, Sweden This year, Mats Theselius presents a new armchair in brass, …