Matrix International is an Italian furniture design firm engaged since over 20 years with the reissue of historical pieces of design. Their main activity is based on an intense research work; when it comes to projects which have never been carried out, a research is conducted on a series of registered documents and drawings; when it comes to the reissue of products which no longer exist on the commercial circuit a study is conducted directly on the original models; and, in some fortunate cases, it is still possible to work in collaboration with the author, who keenly accepts the challenge of modernizing his/her own projects thanks to the technical means which were not available at the time of the project’s conception. The final aim of our work, is that of giving life to a small series of high quality standardized productions in compliance with the original goals of the project (the structural and formal conceptions that originated it). Our former collection concerns several “historical” products which make part of the public domain.
During the last ten years of activity we have been able to enrich our collection with less well-known projects such as: the Arabesk armchair designed in 1955 by the Swedish designer Folke Jansson (exhibited at the Vitra design museum), the trolley designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 (an original model is exhibited at the Neue Galerie of New York), as well as a table, also designed by Breuer, produced and commercialized by Thonet until the late1920’s.