jasper morrison, konstantin grcic and foster + partners present new projects for mattiazzi

jasper morrison, konstantin grcic and foster + partners present new projects for mattiazzi

marking 10 years since its founding, mattiazzi‘s 2019 presentation at salone del mobile saw sam hecht and kim colin act as art directors to present the ‘heart, mind and soul’ of the company. during the fair, mattiazzi debuted four new collections in collaboration with some of the world’s most remarkable designers, including regulars jasper morrison, konstantin grcic, and sam hecht & kim colin, as well as the new addition of foster + partners.

jasper morrison, sam hecht & kim colin, konstantin grcic, and foster + partnersall images by fabian frinzel unless stated otherwise
fronda chair and low stool in pine wood and steel by sam hecht & kim colin



the four new mattiazzi collections add to the high-quality craftsmanship and uncompromising design of chairs and tables for homes, institutions, hospitality and the workplace, which the company has showcased in the past ten years. jasper morrison, sam hecht & kim colin, konstantin grcic, and foster + partners have all created seating elements, either chairs or stools, in various types of woods, and combined with either steel or upholstery.

fronda is a new typology for mattiazzi: a seat that also houses storagejasper morrison, sam hecht & kim colin, konstantin grcic, and foster + partnersit 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

image © designboom the inversion of material and function makes for a chair and a stool that are complimentary but individual in character

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zampa low and high stool in ash wood by jasper morrison

jasper morrison, sam hecht & kim colin, konstantin grcic, and foster + partnersthe light, graceful stool features gently curving legs

cugino by konstantin grcic is a stool/table in oak wood

the expertly constructed wooden object is ‘not a stool’ and ‘not a low table’, but could in fact be both

image © designboom grcic used the opportunity to experiment with the interplay of solidity and void to find a form that is open for interpretation

cugino’s form relies on mattiazzi’s skill with complex joinery, construction and fine finishing

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jasper morrison, sam hecht & kim colin, konstantin grcic, and foster + partners
foster + partners’ leva is a chair in ash wood, finished with or without upholstery
leva is designed ergonomically: its steam-bent arms, made of a single piece of machined timber, are slightly inclinedthe arms are widened in the middle to form a comfortable, supportive backrest

image © designboomthe chair’s seemingly simple shape is the result of complex surfacing that optimizes it for mass production

image © designboom



project info:


company: mattiazzi

designers: jasper morrison, sam hecht & kim colin, konstantin grcic, foster + partners

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