Legendary Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti creates surreal pieces that result from his incredible imagination. He has designed a great range of amazing console tables you could only find in your dreams. Bonetti’s whimsical pieces go beyond ordinary furniture or common standards constantly evolving with a creativity that is unhindered by convention or trends in the larger design world.
Each piece was designed at different points by Bonetti, and some pull from themes of scribbling, writing and calligraphy, which are then translated into something three-dimensional. Designer never fails to surprise that is why his designs highly appreciated and loved by many auctioneers and art lovers.
‘Behind all my pieces there is a very ‘physical’ work on a model in foam or terracotta – the only one capable of faithfully interpreting the plasticity of the object – which becomes the model-guide for the pieces produced by a network of 15 craftsmen that I have selected over the years’ says Bonetti.
Mattia Bonetti has approached the distinction between art and design not as a barrier, but as a wellspring of creative dialogue.
The life of Mattia Bonetti stands as a testament to the vast creative potential of ambiguity, uncertainty, paradox, and duality-and absolute refusal to be one thing when it is possible to embody a multitude of possibilities simultaneously. His work exemplifies a certain strand of postmodernism that is both practical and theoretical; it embodies a philosophy of instability and witty subterfuge.