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.
After graduating from the design academy in Eindhoven, Holland, Nitzan Cohen spent many years as a designer and project leader at Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich. In 2007, he established his own multi-disciplinary studio, where he and his team work on a variety of projects, ranging from household items to exhibit spaces, for clients including BMW-Group, Diesel, Mattiazzi, and Bree.
Cohen says he loves working on furniture, especially chairs, because "they relate most to the body; there is a constant relationship to people, and there really are no boundaries when designing it: you can do things with a chair that you could never do with any other objects. In terms of scale, character, and features, a chair is often the most 'outspoken' piece in the room."View other products by Nitzan Cohen