Mats Theselius did it again. He created a chair no one could have thought of before.
A highlight of the just finished Stockholm Furniture Fair the new chair, Hommage à Sigurd Lewerentz, is manufactured from discarded copper plates from the S:t Petri church in Klippan. Designed by Sigurd Lewerentz the church (1963-66) is one of the most famous pieces of late modernist architecture in Sweden.
Mats Theselius arrived in the municipality of Klippan to show the church for his trainees. As it happened – the cooper roof was just being changed. Immediately the designer got the idea to use the discarded material for – something. Källemo, long time producer of Theselius’ furniture, went along with his suggestion, and the result was the chair pictured above.
The shell is made of verdigris green copper plate, the elbow rests of ebony. Added is a jacquard woven textile, inspired by the pattern of the church’s floor. ”The chair is intently composed by different parts, not closely adapted to one another”, Theselius writes in a comment. ”That’s also how I see the design of the church.”
Recycling on a sophisticated level …
123 copies have been made of the chair. That’s exactly the amount the plates from the church’s roof sufficed for.