Mattia Bonetti (born 1952) is a designer and artist residing in Paris. Bonetti studied textile design at the Centro Scolastico per l’Industria Artistica in Lugano, Switzerland. Bonetti relocated to Paris from Switzerland, where he now lives and works. Bonetti worked as a stylist and photographer before becoming a furniture designer. He began creating furniture in 1979. Every piece he creates starts with a freehand sketch that is subsequently constructed. Bonetti has worked with the same fabricators for decades, enlisting the help of craftspeople to turn his drawings into reality.
Bonetti was in charge of the complete presentation for Paul Kasmin Gallery’s booth at TEFAF Maastricht 2015, which includes the wooden floors, upholstered chairs, and tables, as well as designing wallpaper based on one of his watercolours.
Mattia Bonetti’s work is included in the collections of the Le Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Seibu Museum, Tokyo; Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany; Le Grand Hornu, Belgium; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, the Museum of Carcassonne, among many others.
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