Perfecting the modern craft of wood furniture design and manufacturing, Mattiazzi has a history of design, craft, industrial processes, and sustainable practices. Based in Udine, Italy, the company has over 30 years of experience in crafting wood, by hand and with advanced machinery. Mattiazzi products balance beauty and comfort, communicating to the senses the warmth and familiarity of solid wood.
Mattiazzi has been on the cutting edge of woodworking and furniture design since 1978, when brothers Nevio and Fabiano Mattiazzi founded the company. Since then, the company has developed a network of wood shops in their region that are diverse enough to support any manufacturing process the brand may need. Shops specialize in all aspects of woodcraft - from milling to lacquering. Their highly specialized craftsmen operate the most sophisticated machinery available to the wood industry. Specialized milling machines, for example, allow wood to take the complex shapes associated with injection-molded plastic. Operating such a machine is an art and Mattiazzi has pioneered and perfected the modern craft of mechanized manufacturing. All products are crafted, finished and hand-inspected through every step of manufacturing and assembly to produce wood furniture of impeccable quality and flawless design.
Sam Hecht, born 1969 in London, graduated Royal College of Art, 1993. He joined the Studio Group, followed by the next six years working in the USA and Japan. Became Head of Design at IDEO Europe in 2000. Formed Industrial Facility in 2002, with Kim Colin in London. Completed his first building - a pavilion for Thames Water in London, receiving the Emerging architecture award. In 2003, Sam held his first solo exhibition of works, at Maison & Objet in Paris. Collaborated previously with Prada, Seiko, and Matsushita. Currently collaborating with Whirlpool, Magis SpA, and Muji Japan. His work forms part of the permanent collection of MoMA, New York.