Mats Theselius, born 1956 in Stockholm. Today he shares his time between Malmö and his country house in Löderup in the southern province of Skåne.
Education: Konstfack (College of Arts, Crafts and Design) Stockholm 1979-1984.
Professor at HDK School of Design & Crafts, Gotenburg 1995-1996
Mats Theselius works in the field between art and design. He takes on different design commissions as well as works with his own production, exhibitions, set designs, installations, books, film and music. He also produces his own unique custom made armchairs.
Over the years Mats has been awarded a number of prestigious design prizes amongst them Torsten & Wanja Söderberg's Design Prize and the Bruno Mattsson Prize. He is represented in many major design collections, the most important being Nationalmuseum (Stockholm), Art & Crafts Museum (New York), Museum für angewante Kunst (Cologne) and the Russian State Art Collection (Moscow).
Marrakech Design is a Swedish company specialized in encaustic cement tiles. The tiles are made by hand according to a production process developed in southern France towards the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, however, the world’s major production center for cement tiles is Morocco. Both collections by Mats Theselius are made at a factory just outside of Marrakech.
The company was founded in 2006 by the couple Inga-Lill and PA Ovin. Recent major projects with cement tiles from Marrakech Design include: Scandic Grand Central Hotel (Stockholm), Köttbaren by star chef Melker Andersson (Stockholm), all outlets of the family bakery Fabrique (Stockholm), Cultur Winebar (Stockholm), Restaurant Amanda Boman (Gothenburg) and Stadshotellet Varberg.