Medici Chair, Outdoor
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.
Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied Design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Since setting up his own design practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe's leading design companies such as Agape, Authentics, ClassiCon, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Krups, Lamy, Magis, Moormann, Moroso, Muji, Whirlpool. Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist. What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashion today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.
Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic was nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work. The Mayday-lamp produced by Flos was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro in 2001.View other products by Konstantin Grcic