At Mattiazzi traditional skill is complemented by state-of-the-art machinery and an environmentally friendly energy efficient infrastructure. In 1979, brothers Nevio and Febiano Mattiazzi founded a workshop barring their family name and specializing in the production of top-quality wooden chairs.
Mattiazzi is passionate about the art of wood-making and delivers exceptional craftsmanship to each and every detail of a Mattiazzi piece (scrutinized a Mattiazzi furniture and you’ll find that every corner or surface is well-finished and made). Due to combination of uncompromising design with high-quality processing during the last years, Mattiazzi has since become a celebrated premium brand.
Clerici Lounge chair
Solo Dining Chair
Osso Dining Chair
Since 2009, the Italian label has manufactured and offered its own collection in the luxury furniture market. Art directors Nitzan Cohen and Florian Lambl are the curators of Mattiazzi’s collection alongside other internationally acclaimed designers whom they collaborate with to build the label’s original yet playful range of designs. Mattiazzi collaborates with the design elite: Nitzan Cohen, Sam Hecht/ Industrial Facility, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison.
Meet The Collection
Filo designed by Ronan and Erwan bouroullec
“After some years of work for Mattiazzi, we tried in this research to apply what we learnt from the years before. I think FILO is very well composed in the sense of its lines, the tension and the radius, but it’s a bit squarer than our usual work. I think there’s something quite robust in it and I think that’s new. Now I use it every day, in front of my desk, and I’m happy with it. I’m happy to see people sitting in it.” Ronan Bouroullec
Chiaro dining chair
FILO is a chair with a graphical sensibility that when seen from the side appears as an almost typographic letter that has character and purpose.
The repeating lines of fabric cord extend this graphical presence, distorting subtly as the body sits down, giving a soft, personal form to the chair.
Chiaro designed by Leon Ransmeier
“Chiaro or MC8 has several definitions: clear, bright, and straightforward. Chairs by nature are straightforward — the proportions of a seat and back suggest a place to sit, and regardless of their formal language, most of the time we know what to do with them. Beyond physical function, furniture has a powerful ability to transform atmosphere. Sophisticated manufacturing technology and handcraft give Mattiazzi the rare ability to shape wood in almost any form. Although i was extremely tempted to explore those boundaries, Chiaro is not a radical chair…
Chiaro dining chair
…This design flirts with notions of an archetype to create what seems to be an ordinary design that is both visually and physically comfortable in many different environments. The connections between the parts are direct and uncomplicated, and the structure under the seat (perhaps the most unique aspect of the design) evolved from an intention to simplify the joinery while reducing the total number of parts.
Chiaro comes with and without armrests and both versions stack for more efficient shipping and storage. The chairs are available naturally finished in oak and in ash. Recently the chiaro family got extended with a barstool.”
Clerici designed by Konstantin Grcic
Clerici radiates devout serenity. Different variants (a classical bench and a lower, upholstered version) are suitable for diverse areas of application. The main concept and the fascination of Clerici lies in the grand simplicity of the design. Mattiazzi’s expert craftsmanship and experience make complex forms and experimental approaches possible.
Grcic uses this capability to perfect a traditional form implemented in impeccable quality, emphasising its unpretentious aesthetics. The Clerici collection is a manifestation of Grcic’s intention to create new typologies.
Thanks to simple, solid construction that supports the most sophisticated cultivation of form, the benches in the Clerici collection radiate a calm intensity that gives the rooms containing them – from museum to dressing room – an almost meditative atmosphere. This is an illustration of the design-related concentration that Konstantin Grcic’s elegant, well-thought-out objects reflect. Clerci also has an outdoor version manufactured in Iroko of African origin for outdoor use.
Solo designed by Studio Nitzen Cohen
In Solo, the aim was to incorporate as much advantages as possible coming from the Mattiazzi production process and combining it into a cost efficient, versatile unique chair.
Though in every project special detail play a key role, here they became even more important since we could not have too many if wanted to maintain our cost efficiency. Such detail and a special feature of both chair and stool is a leather inlay perfectly matched in the seat surface. Offering wider colour matching possibilities as well as the great tactile qualities of natural leather.
Branca designed by Sam Hecht
Like wooden branches on a tree, Branca is a chair that is familiar to the eye. With BRANCA, its back leg supports the critical joints of the armrest, the seat and the back, and is made from a single piece of wood produced robotically. The joints are seen as a part of chair and it simple outline belies the complexity of production.
With no question, Branca had to hold all of the functional attributes we expect a chair to have in a modern condition – to be comfortable; to have armrests; to t under a table; to be light enough to carry; to stack for easy shipping.
BRANCA is inspired by wooden branches that turn, twist, meet and branch off. The result is comfort to the eye, body and the hand.
Medici designed by Konstantin Grcic
Medici was born on the factory floor where things are physically made. The chair is inspired by the material, by the machinery and, of course, by the skill and craftsmanship of Mattiazzi’ s craftsmen.
The design is conceived as a low chair with a comfortably reclined posture. Its generous dimension gives the chair an embracing confidence. The chair can be imagined as solitary furniture or in small groups. It can be used in private or public, indoors and outdoors. It is produced in three different woods: American walnut, ash and thermo-treated ash which can be used outdoors. The ash version is available black as well as yellow, grey and red stain.
The MEDICI chair and bench can be combined with an accompanying round side table and ottoman / stool. Surely, all four pieces have a life on their own, but as a family they raise to create an entire space.
Fronda (chair) designed by Sam Hecht & Kim Colin
Fronda is a new typology for Mattiazzi: a seat that also houses storage. Inspired by contemporary, nomadic nature and the need in public places to accommodate personal items, FRONDA offers a single wood shelf beneath its sculpted steel seat. Fronda is the first Mattiazzi chair to use wood for structure and metal for its seat.
This inversion of material and function makes for a chair and a stool that are complimentary but individual in character. When placed side by side, the pine base creates a natural spacer that allows people to sit next to each other comfortably.
“The metal seat takes Mattiazzi to a new place – an experiment that has some of the qualities of those beautiful Japanese copper and cypress washing buckets. What’s next is to see where FRONDA can live.”
Fronda (stool) designed by Sam Hecht & Kim Colin
In making the first Fronda stool, the designers expressed the idea that the majority of comfort comes from the shape of the seat. For Soft Fronda, the designers use the original metal seat as the foundation for upholstery that is seamless, so there is no visible stitching. This gives an experience of visual softness in interiors, with the fabric seat bridging each side of the wooden structure.
The Fronda Stool is inspired by contemporary, nomadic culture and the desire for compact and accessible storage.
Distinct in form and character, the Fronda combines a sculpted metal seat with a sturdy wood frame. The Fronda Stool features a built-in single shelf beneath the seat, offering useful storage ideal for residential or contract spaces. When placed side by side, the gently flared base creates a natural and comfortable spacing between people.
Cugino designed by Konstantic Grcic
CUGINO is an expertly constructed wooden object that is neither a stool nor a low table but could also be interpreted as both. Konstantin Grcic, who has a history in wood work, used the opportunity to experiment with the interplay of solidity and void to find a form that is open for interpretation, not given a function from the outset.
The make and manufacturing of Cugino relies on Mattiazzi’s skill with complex joinery, construction and fine finishing.
“CUGINO is the result of many tries; it happened over time, with wanting it to be an object that we don’t already know, but also something that is maybe a little bit familiar.“
Osso designed by Ronan and Erwan bouroullec
The Osso Chair is the illustration of what Mattiazzi is in its roots. Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec were inspired by the Mattiazzi philosophy and its way to consider furniture production.
Wood has the key role in Osso and it can express all its sensuality. The Osso chair invites to be touched, even caressed as it is extremely sculpted and polished thanks to the use of highly sophisticated digital control equipment.
The Osso chair embodies the designers’ view that the quality of the materials is what truly makes an object. The high-tech assembling system of geometrical wood panels allows a quite singular strength while preserving a design balance of the object.
The Osso collection includes a chair, an armchair, stools, and a complete range of tables.
Tronco designed by Sam Hecht & Kim Colin
Tronco appears to be a very basic chair. The seat formed from planks of wood joined together and mounted on round dowels which is unlike any of our previous designs for Mattiazzi that have displayed a sculptural softness achieved by robotically removing material.
Instead, tronco’s character is formed from solid strips of wood in what appears as very elementary construction, yet its simplicity is the result of iterative experimentation and a high regard for material honesty.
Its form is modest enough so that it takes on the appearance of ‘texture’ when shown in numbers. It lifts the atmosphere of interior spaces that require many chairs, whether it is a dining hall or a chapel. Tronco is space-saving and can be stacked 10 chairs at a time.
Radice designed by Sam Hecht & Kim Colin
Radice is a three-legged wooden stool. The design finds its underlying beauty and simplicity in its structure. Radice brings together what appears the front-half of a traditional 4-legged stool, with a single back leg – the ‘root’. The concept is visually improvising, where two things meet unexpectedly.
“Radice has tension in its form and it is a slight surprise that the third leg works as well as it does to resolve the overall structure. It could be viewed as structurally diagrammatic, yet is made comfortable visually and physically because of how its third leg supports the seat,” says Sam Hecht.
The backrest is small and reassuring, allowing a coat or handbag to rest on it and the seat is open for bigger-sized and smaller individuals. it is light both visually and in weight, using no screws or metal fittings, yet also passing stringent bifma standards to ensure it is structurally sound, stable and reliable.
The coloured wood stain options for radice are based on the cycle of an autumn leaf turning colour. Radice is available in 650 mm (stool height) and 460 mm (chair height) with cushion options.
Leva designed by Fosters + Partners
Inspired by the efficiency of the form and materiality of an oar, Leva is designed ergonomically:
its steam-bent arms, made of a single piece of machined timber, are slightly inclined, widening in the middle to form a comfortable, supportive backrest.
Leva’s seemingly simple shape is the result of complex surfacing that optimises the chair for mass production. The sparing use of material is rooted in the idea of sustainability – to do more with less.
“The chair remains the archetypal furniture piece and one of the most difficult objects to design, requiring a deep understanding of form and comfort. It must be pleasing to the eye, able to fit a variety of settings from living rooms to restaurants, comfortable to sit on, and durable enough to last generations.” Mike Holland, Head of Industrial Design, Foster + Partners.
Leva is the first timber chair designed by Foster + Partners.
Zampa (Chair) designed by Jasper Morrison
The Zampa chair is inspired by some old, vernacular country stools, handmade with curved legs and roughly connected to circular seats, which distilled the ideas of a chair to its core function. Morrison says of the new chair: “Design is an unpredictable process. While designing the Zampa stools, I never imagined we would add a chair to the family. If Mattiazzi had asked me to design a chair first, I very much doubt it would be as good as this one.” says Jasper Morrison.
Mattiazzi’s Zampa Chair is a graceful, lightweight design that features gently curved legs. The simplicity and directness of the traditional country stool was the original inspiration for the stools that initiated the collection.
The Zampa Chair has only a few elements, keeping joints at a minimum to enhance the design’s sleek cohesiveness. Technically accomplished, the chair also features a round, flat seat structured to emphasise flexibility. As a result, the chair has a surprising softness and comfortable seat, despite its purely wooden construction.
He Said/She Said designed by Studio Nitzan Cohen
He Said/ She Said is an interesting collection of chairs (also stools and tables). Distinguishing chairs with a masculine-feminine variation re- imagines their role, introduces a new dynamic between chairs, stools and tables.
The chair design reveals the sophistication of Mattiazzi’s manufacturing technologies and it’s also available as an upholstered option.
Perfect for restaurants, cafés, and the home, the stackable She Said Chair and She Said Lowide Chair—a lower-sitting, wider-seated version—are available in black anilin beech, white lacquered beech, black anilin ash, and natural ash.
Primo (Chair) designed by Konstantin Gricic
Primo epitomizes the archetypal chair. Its design comprises of only the most basic elements: four legs, seat and backrest. The strictly vertical orientation of its legs gives the chair a strong architectural presence. However, the formal strictness is disrupted by the curved backrest which seems to levitate on the ends of the chair’s hind legs.
Standing on its own, primo is distinctively sculptural. when multiplied, the chair conveys an unassuming rationality – making it ideal for a wide variety of uses in the home and contract markets (dining, working, auditorium seating, waiting, and the like).
Primo’s basic model is made of solid beech. the black lacquered version brings out the chair’s strong and elegant silhouette. In gold, primo celebrates itself as an ultimate icon. for additional comfort and sophistication, the chair also comes in solid oak with an upholstered leather seat.
All models of primo chair are stackable. matching the minimalist design of the chair are the stool and the four-legged primo table in different finishes and dimensions. the table square-sectioned legs, fixed to each corner of the tabletop, are detachable, allowing space-saving in ecological shipment.