We, the team of Buffets and Cabinets blog, strongly believe that the interior designers are the people we should thank for our beautiful home designs, the warm feeling when we get back home and the organization of our living space.
Due to this belief, today we wish to make a feature on one of the top designers of modern furniture, Mattia Bonetti.
Mattia Bonetti (born 1952) is a Paris-based artist and designer. His work has been called whimsical, surreal and unique. Consistently merging the boundaries between art and design, Bonetti, who was born in Lugano, Switzerland, initially studied textile design at the Centro Scolastico per l’Industria Artistica.
Consistently working with many of the same craftsmen and ateliers since the beginning of his career, Bonetti’s work exploits the most luxurious of materials but also pushes technological boundaries.
Moving to Paris in 1972, Bonetti initially worked within his chosen field of textile design, but then developed a career as a stylist and photographer. Working in black and white film, Bonetti would shoot miniature interiors that he had made by hand, which in turn led to his love of furniture.
Bonetti’s work has always begun with a free-hand sketch, which is then fabricated in materials including patinated bronze, gilding, acrylic, wood, rock crystal, marble, glass and gemstones.
Every Mattia Bonetti piece comes entirely from his personality – he does not follow trends and or styles or even collections, he continues to create buffets and cabinets that continue to blend the fantastical with the imaginative, the inventive with the artistic. A true trailblazer for contemporary avant-guard design.
“Mattia Bonetti’s artistic creativity is limitless. He has the skill and the imagination to create a range of artistic worlds; from the most meticulous and exact, to the most bizarre and outlandish, his works are always so diverse and yet always retain an element of his own distinctive style.” Jacques Grange, Interior designer
The work of Mattia Bonetti is included in numerous public collections, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.