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"Forcina" translates into English as “hairpin.” The most common hairpin today is the bobby pin, an industrially produced small metal loop used to hold hair in place. The loop of the pin also makes for a good place to grip.
Forcina's solid wood seat and backrest are familiar in shape with sculpted surfaces on the top of the seat and front of the backrest.
The stainless steel frames are CNC bent, and composed for efficient manufacture. The frame reaches beyond the backrest and — like the hairpin — provides an easy place to grasp the chair.
- Leon Ransmeier, USA c.2018
- Solid, waxed ash with black stainless steel frame
- Made in Italy
- Depth 56cm / 22"
- Width 46cm / 18"
- Height 85cm / 33.5"
- Seat Height 47cm / 18.5"
- Notes Stackable 3 high
Among contemporary furniture manufacturers, Mattiazzi, the family owned producer of wooden furniture in Udine, Italy, is uncommon. While many producers in that region rely on third party factories and work in diverse materials, Mattiazzi operates with their own machines and hands, and has developed a healthy obsession for woodworking. Since 1978, when brothers Nevio and Fabiano Mattiazzi founded the company, Mattiazzi has steadily cultivated its local manufacturing culture. Their network of wood shops is diverse enough to support any manufacturing process the brand may need. Every shop has its own focus, from milling to lacquering, and a particular process always belongs to a specific part of town. But don’t let the neighborhood approach confuse you: Mattiazzi is no backyard shop. Their highly specialized craftsmen operate the most sophisticated machinery available to the wood industry. An eight-axis CNC milling machine allows wood to take the complex shapes associated with injection-molded plastic. Operating such a machine is an art and Mattiazzi disproves the modern myth that mechanized manufacturing is not a craft.