In February of 2012, partners Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell inaugurated Moss Bureau. Moss Bureau provide consultation and advice the best collectors, manufacturers, designers, architectural firms, design fairs, museums and design schools as the Design Miami/ Basel fair.
This year Moss Bureau selected as their favourite work in Design Miami/ Basel the Growth Chair made by Mathias Bengtsson.
Mathias Bengtsson designs and produces modern furniture that is both visually striking and technically innovative . He combines design, craft and technology with unconventional tools to create his work, specifically combining modern computer technology with sophisticated laser-cutting techniques. He has created several furniture series, including ‘Slice’, which is a sculptural organic series made of a wide variety of materials ranging from aluminium to cardboard, paper and plywood. He strives to discover ways of challenging technology and combines industrial techniques with traditional cabinetmaking methods.
Mathias Bengtsson born in Copenhagen in 1971 and studied furniture design at the Danish College of Design and the Art Centre College, in Switzerland, and a few years later he went to London to study under Ron Arad and earned a degree at the Royal College of Art. He co-founded some studios with partners, but then he created his own studio.
In 1998, Bengtsson’s work began gaining acclaim international recognition. He started to being invited to participate in exbithions all over the world with his remarkable and creative objects. British Council featured Bengtsson’s furniture in the ‘Great Brits’ exhibition held in Milan during the Salone del Mobile, which later travelled to Tokyo and Sao Paulo.
In Design Miami/ Basel 2013 Moss Bureau found something else they loved, the Growth Chair.
It’s a ‘digital seed’ that grows in a virtual world inside a purpose-designed computer program. In a biomimicry process, the digital seed emulates natural growth, imitating some of nature’s rules and methods. The furniture parameters have been embedded in the digital seed; however, the form is not defined ahead of time but emerges as a result of the growth process.