The “Imprimer le monde” exhibition

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“I am trying to create a universe where we can grow things as nature would.”

Mathias Bengtsson
Mathias Bengtsson was born in Copenhagen in 1971 and now lives and works in Stockholm.
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Pioneering experimental research

To create this work, Mathias Bengtsson developed brand new simulation software using a grid with around 1000 constraint parameters: mass, energy, gravity, pressure, etc. within which he allows algorithms to develop.

His process interprets the model of bone growth by cell division and differentiation.
The performances of living organisms are analysed and applied to the performances of materials to generate new complex forms that blur the boundaries between design, art, craftsmanship and scientific research.

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Through this technological and artistic challenge, the artist Mathias Bengtsson was able to capitalise on Initial’s more than 25 years’ experience and unrivalled 3D printing expertise.

The Growth Table Titanium is the result of pioneering experimental research and was produced by
titanium 3D printing
based on the
EBM® additive manufacturing
process (Electron Beam Melting), which has the characteristic of using an electron beam to produce parts by metal powder sintering, specifically used in the
or defence industries

Initial was commissioned to produce the Growth Table Titanium.
The work took 310 hours to produce and is made up of 22 titanium parts.
A technical feat for this extraordinary project: a unique and custom-made item.

Mathias BENGTSSON’s works

Mathias Bengtsson’s works (Slice Chair, Spun Chair, Growth Chair, 1998) combine craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. Mathias Bengtsson is one of the most innovative designers when it comes to digital technologies, which he uses to design objects with complex forms in new materials.
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Mathias Bengtsson is recognised worldwide for his visually striking and technically innovative sculptures

Working with various processes and industrial materials, Bengtsson is always expanding the sculptural, technical and philosophical possibilities of three-dimensional design. He is constantly looking for new possibilities in terms of expression, and blurs the established boundaries between design, art, craftsmanship and new technologies.

Museum collections: Pompidou Centre, Paris France; MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; The Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA; Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal, Canada; Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester, UK; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; The Lowry, Manchester, UK; Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, UK; Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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“Supporting Mathias Bengtsson’s Growth Table Titanium project offers the opportunity to demonstrate our position at the forefront of issues relating to intellectual property and new technologies.”
Louis de Gaulle