The Stool is available as a counter or bar stool and the design reveals the sophistication of Mattiazzi's manufacturing technologies.
"I think it’s important that we renew the kinds of names we give to furniture and HE SAID / SHE SAID is doing just that. The top half of HE SAID / SHE SAID reveals the sophistication of Mattiazzi’s manufacturing technologies. The smooth geometry that joins the backrest, armrests and legs is the formal language of injection-molded plastic, and it’s surprising to see in wood. I gather that using a 6-axis C N C machine to carve wood is essentially the reverse process of ex - cavating an aluminum mould for a plastic chair. So industrial wood is not an oxymoron. The level of handcraft in the joints that run along these contoured surfaces is also impressive. When it came to the legs and seat you kept the manufacturing simple, using straight stock and bent planes. This mixture of high and low – tech processes gives the collection a strong identity. These pieces are ambitious, push their production technology, update nomenclature, and restructure our concept of how a family of chairs is composed. You’ve brought some liberated and radical notions to furniture, and managed to make some solid products. Cheers, Jo." Jonathan Olivares Design Research 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 504 Boston, MA 02210 USA