The exhibition Mats Theselius – Urban Cowboy took place in Artipelag’s Artbox and presented Theselius’ extensive collections. The exhibition consisted of six installations: the russian colletion, the Braun collection, Hermit’c Cabin, music instruments, kitchen utensils and the then new project Let’s Kiosk. These functioned both as an inspiration and as a reference to his design process. In this way, the exhibition offered a unique insight into Theselius’ artistic practice.
Mats Theselius (b. In Stockholm, 1956), educated at the Konstfack in Stockholm 1979-84 is one of Sweden’s most acclaimed designers, whose design icons have gained a classic status. His extensive production spans from numerous sculptural armchairs to items such as the National Geographic cabinet, Hermits Cabin and the Kelim floor tiles.
Theselius is represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Röhsska Museet in Gothenburg, Designmuseet Danmark in Copenhagen, Nasjonalmuseet in Olso, the Russian State art collection in Moscow, and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Köln.