2014 coming to an end
2014 has been a great year but it is coming to an end, may 2015 be an even greater year for all of us. This year at Matisse we were thrilled to have acquired prestigious brands to add to our extensive portfolio; Poltrona Frau, Brand van Egmond and Vondom all of which are globally recognized not only as design leaders in their specialist fields but for the matchless quality of their materials and workmanship.
Poltrona Frau, established in Italy in 1912, is synonymous with the highest, most exacting standards of leatherwork. For over a century the company has developed from a small workshop producing handcrafted furniture pieces to the company that it is today - one which produces luxury leather interiors for cars (Lamborghini, Ferrari, Jaguar), planes, yachts, cinemas, ships, even the European Parliament in Brussels. Amazingly, the superb leather quality and hand craftsmanship has survived - machinery is rarely heard in their factory.
Poltrona Frau @Salone del Mobile 2014
Brand Van Egmond, in 1989, William Brand and Annet van Egmond created 'Brand van Egmond' a Dutch company specializing in lighting sculptures - handmade contemporary chandeliers - with the intention of creating art without restraints. Inspired by nature, landscape, myth and vegetation, the pair use materials ranging from nickel to Swarovski crystals which combine with light itself to form clean, stylized sublimely beautiful pieces that enhance a wide variety of architectural styles. New designs are added annually and as the chandeliers are handmade, customization is available which makes the range invaluable for both projects and residential work.
In 2014 BRAND VAN EGMOND celebrates a quarter of a century
Vondom, young, innovative, dynamic, a leading company in design, manufacturing and commercialization of avant-garde indoor and outdoor furniture, planters, lighting and outdoor rugs. Design is their passion, with this passion they are able to collaborate with major worldwide designers. Their design allows them to offer customers a unique and exclusive ambient to their homes and spaces featuring pure Mediterranean style. Vondom manufactures all their products and exports them all over the world directly from Valencia. Advanced technology and ecological raw materials are used in their processes to satisfy the demanding requirements of customers.
VONDOM @Salone del Mobile 2014