Aram will be exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week (22-24 May 2012) for the first time this year and, as the UK agents for Mattiazzi, we are very pleased to be presenting a selection of new products they unveiled only last month at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
In 1979, brothers Nevio and Fabiano Mattiazzi set up their company in Friuli, in the eastern part of Italy; an area with a long and rich tradition of handicraft and woodworking.
The brothers have a particular philosophy which makes Mattiazzi unique. The traditional craft approach to their design work combined with the latest in CNC machinery means the quality of their furniture remains sharp and accurate yet still shaped and finished by hand. They are also committed to environmental sustainability and this can be seen from their use of locally sourced wood through to powering their machinery via solar panels on the factory roof and even heating the factory in winter time using wood-waste discarded in production.
Their reputation and quality of craftsmanship has begun to attract some of the best known designers to work with them. Starting with Nitzan Cohen, they are now producing designs by Sam Hecht (Industrial Facility), Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Konstantin Grcic.
Konstantin Grcic feels that working with Mattiazzi took him all the way back to his professional roots when he trained as a cabinet maker. Konstantin says that his Medici Chair is ‘inspired by the material, by the machinery and, of course, by the skill and craftsmanship of the people we worked with’.
Aram is proud to be the UK agent for Mattiazzi and we look forward to seeing you at the festival. You will find us at Stand Number: MW15 situated on the second floor of the The Farmiloe Building 34 St. John Street London EC1M 4AY.