VIVA - 20 Legendary Years 

20 Legendary Years

Jeanne and Alan Bertenshaw from Matisse International Furniture look back over the last 20 years and name the pieces that have captured the spirit of each.

When you’ve been curating from the finest Italian, American and European designer furniture for more than 30 years, you learn how to pick a winner.

1998 Hollywood Chandelier by William Brand and Annet Van Egmond for Brand Van Egmond.

1999 Artusi Island and Living Area by Antonio Citterio for Arclinea.

2000 Serie Up 2000 Armchair by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia.

2001 Lowland Sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.

2002 Velaria Sliding Doors in Palladio Aluminium and Golden Mesh Glass by Giuseppe Bavuso for Rimadesio.

2003 Mart Armchair by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.

2004 Charles Bed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.

2005 Tufty Time Sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia.

2006 Selene Pendants by Sandra Lindner for Classicon.

2007 BCN Bar Stool by Harry & Camila for Kristalia.

2008 Vieques Bath by Patricia Urquiola for Agape.

2009 Tout Va Bien Cabinet by Antoine et Manuel for BD Barcelona.

2010 Bend Sofa System by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia.

2011 Gentry Sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.

2012 Bell Tables by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon.

2013 Doodle Sofa by Front for Moroso.

2014 Almora Chair and Ottoman by Doshi Levien for B&B Italia.

2015 Michel Sofa and Diesis Coffee Table by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.

2016 Edouard Sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.

2017 Super-Beam Sofa System by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina
2018 B&B Atoll Sofa by Antonia Citterio for B&B Italia more

Milan Design Week 2018 Part 2 - Cassina, ClassiCon and BD Barcelona Highlights 


The Cassina showroom in Milan is a place of ideas, experimentation and innovation. Fifty years after it first opened, the showroom has been extended and remodelled by the likes of Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti and Achille Castiglioni to name a few. Now Cassina introduces Patricia Urquiola's 2018 remodel as a new chapter where the collection 'This Will Be the Space' is on show. Patricia Urquiola has designed a sculptural staircase leading to the first floor by passing through the ‘cupola’ dome, the very heart of the showroom. Patricia proudly sits on the landing of the staircase on the Feltri Armchair designed by Gaetano Pesce.

The latest sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina is the Bowy Sofa a modular sofa with soft and welcoming curves that can be composed in a playful way. Circular, semi-circular and rectangular shapes alternate dynamically to create a play of volumes and a graphic silhouette.

Cassina presents the Maralunga 40-Maxi sofa, designed by Vico Magistretti in 1973, in a version with a 35% wider and 10% deeper seat. Maralunga 40-Maxi is pure temptation, an invitation to take the weight off your feet, lie back and relax into its even softer and more welcoming form.


ClassiCon featured a range of new products at Salone del Mobile, including the Aërias by Tilla Goldberg and Ippolito Fleitz Group. The design is a combination of age old traditional weaving realised in elegant leather and high-tech CNC milled wood. The familiar pattern of the Vienna wickerwork is reinterpreted on a larger scale with leather as the weaving material. Aërias has been awarded winner by Stylepark Selected Salone del Mobile 2018.

The Pli Table (above) presents itself with a selection of tabletops in spectacular marble patterns and colours. The Pli table was a winner of Wallpaper* Magazine’s Design Awards 2018.The Pegasus Home Desk designed by Ippolito Fleitz and Tilla Goldberg is now available in new colours including leather in khaki and body in nightblue (below).

BD Barcelona

Bd Barcelona presented a range of innovative designs, a highlight being the Grasso collection designed by Stephen Burks. The collection includes an armchair, stools and ceramic designs available in a range of colour and textile options.

Stephen Burks’ work is inspired by the culture and traditional handcrafts of Dakar. The visual result sits well with BD Barcelona’s long tradition of supporting adventurous artistic expression.

The ceramics within the Grasso Collection push the boundaries of the furniture collection further with a complete organic yet structured form. The ribbing forms a restraint much like the framing of the stools and armchair designs. more

ClassiCon and Maruni visit Matisse 

Our visitors from Germany & Japan

Matisse were delighted to host our guests from ClassiCon based in Germany and Maruni based in Japan. Both companies spoke with true passion and excitement regarding their designers, products and projects they have been featured in. more
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