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Slice Chair (1999)

Mathias Bengtsson

laser cut 3mm aluminium chair

Manchester Art Gallery

Slice Chair (1999)



Craft, Furniture



Physical Object Description:

Chair made from 254 layers of laser-cut aluminium bolted together in organic, contoured shape. Horizontal layers are spaced slightly apart due to bolted construction, and overall form comes apart into 5 sections to for ease of transportation. Form flares out from narrow neckrest to wide arms, progressing to contoured seat and 4 splayed legs. Internal bolt structure can be seen when viewer is at eye level to chair.


78 x 150 x 90 cm

Accession Number:

M20119; 2018.22


Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society with funds from the Arts Council Lottery Fund, the Corporate Patrons of Manchester City Galleries and the Crafts Council, 2004

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by the Contemporary Art Society for its Special Collection Scheme, with the aid of Arts Council Lottery Funding, 15 February 2004; presented to Manchester Art Gallery, 2004


Manchester Art Gallery



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