Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1999, Bengtsson collaborated with fellow graduates to create the design studio named ‘At the Third Stroke’. A year later, he co-founded ‘Design Laboratory’ in partnership with Sam Buxton, then went on to establish his own studio in 2002.
In New York, gallerist Barry Friedman began exhibiting Bengtsson’s work, and Phillips auctioneers, exhibited and subsequently sold Bengtsson’s Spun carbon-fibre chaise lounge in 2004.
The following year, Sweden’s Röhsska Museum held a one-man show of Bengtsson’s work, simply titled ‘Mathias Bengtsson’. Today, Mathias lives and works in London, where he shares his studio with his wife, graphic designer Sara Hildén Bengtsson. Together, they collaborate on consultancy projects, yet also maintain their respective design practices.