Mathias Weber
Lives and works in Copenhagen

General inquiry and further
contact:
info@mathiasweber.dk
All images © 2019


Selected works from the
period: 2013 -2019

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Resumé -
born denmark, 1987
lives and works in copenhagen

Studio Mathias Weber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Founded, 2013


Grants -
2017 Statens Kunstfond, Working Grant


Education -
2010 (09) – 2013 (06) Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, Denmark
(MA)- Furniture

2010 Design Academy Eindhoven Eindhoven, Holland (Exhange)

2007 (09) – 2010 (06) Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, Denmark
(BA) - Furniture


Mathias Weber (1987) was trained at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark, with additional studies in Eindhoven. He lives and works in Copenhagen, where he has been running Mathias Weber Studio since 2013.

Mathias Weber Studio focuses on creating distinct furniture editions and series, objects and sculptural formats which attentively and consciously balances between object and function.

The work is characterized by a minimalistic approach to furniture and objects, and it is the unique qualities of the material that are brought into play in the choice of materials, in a balanced and self-explanatory design language.

As a furniture designer, the works of Mathias Weber demonstrate a solid respect and understanding of the craft of design – and as an artist, he is inspired by the shapes of modernism and the materials of sculptural art. Working with furniture and objects, in editions and larger stocks, his work oscillates between the unique, achieved through the expressive movements of the hand and the mechanical timeless perfection, achievable in an industrially inspired production.

“I find my inspiration in classical design and iconic expressions, archetypes and bursting shapes in architecture. I am extremely selective, and when I research the individual qualities of materials, I reflect on the contexts in which it has been utilized previously and how it can be implemented into my contemporary praxis in a meaningful way”

His objects and furniture are made in smaller quantities, either by Mathias Weber or in close collaboration with experienced professionals; smaller Danish manufacturers that contribute knowledge that can support his vision and supplement the workshop facilities of Mathias Weber Studio.

It is an essential motif in the praxis of Mathias Weber, as an artist, to challenge the perceptual habits. Compositionally and in terms of craftsmanship, he strives towards sculptural and living formats that do not compromise function, but rather clarify the artistic potential of the furniture through its design language.

“Furniture is initially a dead object that is only activated when it is used. Furniture “should just be”. It should be viewed as form, but it should also be obvious how to use the furniture”

Mathias Weber Studio is open to collaborations with galleries, manufacturers and other experienced professionals that share the vision of high quality and integrity in the artistic praxis; furniture > art > industry






Resumé

born denmark, 1987
lives and works in copenhagen

Studio Mathias Weber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Founded, 2013


Education

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design MA - Furniture and Spatial Design Copenhagen, Denmark 2010 (09) – 2013 (06)

Design Academy Eindhoven Eindhoven, Holland Exhange, 2010

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design BA - Furniture and Spatial Design Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 (09) – 2010 (06)


Exhibitions

Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling Group exhibition, Exhibiting ‘Block With Seat (composition 2316 mm.)’ Copenhagen, Denmark 2016 (11)

Four Boxes Gallery Space Group exhibition, Exhibiting ‘Column Lights’ Skive, Denmark 2016 (09)

Reform 2016 Group exhibition, Presenting 'Column Lights' at Kinfolk/Ouur Media Copenhagen, Denmark 2016 (06)

Four Boxes Gallery Space Group exhibition, Exhibiting Table ‘BRUT’ Skive, Denmark 2015

Reform 2014 Group exhibition, Presenting Table 'BRUT' at FRAMA Copenhagen, Denmark 2014 (06)

Vvorks Gallery IMPER is part of the exhibition 'Dare To' Copenhagen, Denmark 2014 (05)

Gallery Etage Projects, Exhibiting IMPER, PEON, CIRKULAR SERIES. Copenhagen, Denmark 2013 (09)- ongoing

SUPEROBJEKT Edition One Presented by Etage Projects Exhibiting PEON PINE Copenhagen, Denmark 2013 (11)

Formland / UPcoming, Exhibiting PEON PINE Herning, Denmark 2013 (08)

New profiles in Design, Exhibiting FORMAT Copenhagen, Denmark 2013 (06)

Stockholm Furniture Fair, Exhibiting OTTOMAN Stockholm, Sweden, 2013 (02)

Dansk Arkitektur Center, Furniture in FCS Certified Wood Copenhagen, Denmark 2012 (11)

FSC Design Award Nominee Copenhagen, Denmark 2012 (11)

REFLECTION IN ACTION In cooperation with: Jonas Edvard & Nikolaj Steenfatt. Presenting: FURNITURE METHOD (AV) Refshaleøen, Hal 65, Copenhagen 2012 (10)

Carlsberg Byggefestival, Exhibiting DIALOGBÆNK Copenhagen, Denmark 2011 (05)

CODE 10, Bellacentret Exhibiting WOODEN CHAIR Copenhagen, Denmark 2010 (08)

Furnituredesign - Formland Exhibiting INCASE In collaboration with Jonas Edvard Herning, Denmark 2010 (02)

FSC furniture design award exhibition COP15 / Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 (12)

FSC Design Award Nominee Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 (11)


Latest Press

Jyllands Posten, August 26th 2018 Personal interview / Design portrait
“For ham er det en kunst at designe et møbel”

Elle Decoration, Issue no.1, 2018 Personal Interview /
“Mine værker er udpræget minimalisme”

RUM, Issue no.01, January 2017 Personal interview / Studio visit “Mathias Webers møbeleksperimenter”

Oak Journal Vol. 06. The Global Local Issue. 2017 Showing: COLUMN LIGHTS

Værk, Issue no.02, May 2017 Showing CIRCULAR SIDETABLE

Politiken - Spis & Bo, January 18th 2015 Min Bolig: Mathias Weber

Other Experience

Mathias Weber Studio Copenhagen, Denmark Founded, 2013 (02)-

Frederiksberg HF Copenhagen, Denmark Teaching Design and Theory 2015 (8) -2016 (6)

Højer Designefterskole Højer, Denmark Teaching Design, 2014-

Søren West Skulpturværksted Egeskov, Denmark Intern, 2011 (02)

Piet Hein Eek Eindhoven, Holland Intern, 2010 (08)

Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, Denmark Assisting Exhibition Designer 2008 (08) – 2011 (4)

Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, Denmark Photographer – Art 2009 (01) - 2011 (04)

C&W Architects Svendborg, Denmark Photographer- Architecture 2008 (10)- 2011 (04) —

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