COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SEATING, PUBLIC FACILITY SEATING, TABLES, OFFICE FURNITURE COMPONENTS,
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The Mattteograssi great tradition.

Matteograssi was founded in 1880 as a producer of fine leather goods.

MATTEOGRASSI has, for over a century, been committed to soft leather and coach hide craftsmanship. Founded in 1880 and originally involved in the crafting of saddles, bridles and reins. While the true passion for leather was evident from the start, Matteograssi in time gradually became a design company, providing articles for the upper end of the furniture market. Matteograssi earned its reputation at the top end of the modern furnishing sector thanks to the unique joining of soft leather and coach hide in creative ways. The true turning point came in 1979 with the “Korium” armchair, designed by Tito Agnoli, which immediately became a focal point in the history of Italian design.In 1994 Matteograssi acquired Giorgio Pizzitutti, a leading wooden item production company, and furnished 20 waiting lounges at the Frankfort airport. The 90’s saw the company consolidate it’s position on a European level. In 1995, new showrooms were opened in Milan and Paris and the factory was ISO 9001 certified. A year later, the company acquired the production rights for the great Milanese architect Guglielmo Ulrich, and certain re-editions of his masterpieces were made from 1997.

Leather Craftsmanship

In Matteograssi the position of the master cutter still exists, responsible for the selection of each hide. Cutting is undertaken either on a machine or by hand according to the part to be cut; all of the thread closures and sealing operations are carried out by hand. Once the polishing and assembly stages are complete, the piece is sent to the Master Saddler who makes a close inspection of each piece before giving his approval. This is the Matteograssi of today.

Most upholstery and many case pieces, including files, pedestals, beds, conference tables and storage components, are covered in leathers produced specifically for matteograssi. Their workmanship with the "hard" or "strap" leather Coachhide is unequaled. The company philosophy both appreciates and maintains the true and intrinsic timeless quality of leather. It is this great love of the material which has given rise to an original and hignly distinctive production which features a range of high quality products in keeping with the latest design and stylistic trends.

We have linked pages that will give you a general overview of matteo products. Please visit them. We think you will agree: Matteograssi is a true world leader in the production of fine furniture.  And please don't miss our new QuickTime movie review of major elements of the Matteograssi collection                


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