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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On August 19, 2005 @ 3:56 am In Design,Green Furniture | No Comments

Laser Cut

Check out Mathias Bengtsson [1]. The London based designer works with CAD and precision laser-cutting machines to create stunning sculptural furniture that looks as if it has been eroded by the hands of time.

Although Bengtsson’s pieces look as natural and effortless as stone, the process and the Bengtsson’s choice of materials makes them unexpectedly innovative. The sliced plywood chair may resemble a rock formation at Petra, (and the sliced foam piece below may look like a pelvis) – but prior to 3D modeling technology, a designer would never be able to get wood or foam to look like this. The flexibility of 3d modeling allows materials that aren?t particularly pliable to be crafted into these complex organic shapes.

Be sure to view all of Bengtsson?s beautiful work at his website: Bengtsson Design [1]

Via Land+Living [2]

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[1] Mathias Bengtsson: http://www.bengtssondesign.com/

[2] Land+Living: http://www.landliving.com/articles/0000000836.aspx

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