We are delighted and proud to announce that ARABESK DOUBLE designed by Folke Jansson and with the special styling by SIMONE GUIDARELLI received the special mention for sustainability during the 2022 edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards.
History of Design is punctuated by stories of talents that couldn’t reach the fame. Were they unlucky? Their ideas where too advanced or came too early? Were they capturing the essence of their time together with many others, and couldn’t be acknowledged for a contribution to design innovation that was spreading all over?
Matrix International invites us to art-design reflections with the book Eero Saarinen The Organic Unit in Furniture Design, published by Gangemi. Paolo Portoghesi, architect and distinguished academic, signs the introduction of this essay by Massimo Imparato, art director of Matrix International.
A modern version of the 19th century „canapé à confident“, this settee was used in avant-garde film productions.
We are proud to share a text by Folke Jansson on the history of his creation Arabesk.
November 2014 – 30th Anniversary: Arabesk Collectors‘ Edition
“Thank you for smoking” is the title of a well-known film that caused a stir some years ago, with its politically incorrect message. The protagonist Aaron Eckhart is a lawyer who defends the Tobacco Companies and smoking subsequently clashing with Anti-smoking Associations and Health Departments.
Before the event of the smartphone we spent more time in front of the mirror.
A standard part , fixed dimensions, that can be repeated infinite times, this is the definition of module. Numerous examples come to mind where modules are used in architecture and design.
We can go mad over the latest piece of design furniture and buy it without a second thought, or shop around dozens of show rooms, searching for a model that is comfortable, practical and to our taste.
The inspiration for furnishing a new room can come merely from a simple, neutral element like a white wall. Our imagination can move faster than the fitter who comes to assemble the furniture and we visualize a well worked out patchwork of our beloved possessions.
Sick and tired of the usual rut: home-work, work–home? well “third spaces” are on the way.
There is no trickery and no deception, design manages to transform flat items into three-dimensional ones. There is no magic involved, but good careful planning. There is no need to start off with bulky material or be forced to assemble numerous component parts to each other, losing your wits in the instruction booklet, to obtain a three-dimensional article.
Matrix International has realized, for some time now, the importance of being able to communicate through drawings without the aid of further interpreter. Infact all the products in the Ultimate collection have been expressed in graphic icons, which sum up in a clear image, the style of each piece of furniture.
Lora Lamm creativity encourages us emulating her in the wish for summer decoration and to re-create an interior garden with some articles by MATRIX, as physical icons of the flourishing nature.