Chairs by MatzForm seen at The Cannery, Changning Qu - Cocktail
Chairs by MatzForm seen at The Cannery, Changning Qu - Cocktail
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Item Cocktail
Created by MatzForm


One of a Kind item
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Commission time: 6-8 weeks
Item Details
Furniture: Cocktail
Designer: Studio Matz
Year of Design: 1960s

With its low back and limited seating capacity, this beautifully sculptural little chair still offers enough comfort to sit and sip at least one cocktail.

Project description:
Located in a less desirable location for an F+B outlet, The Cannery is Shanghai’s first restaurant premise that comes complete with its own onsite canning facility. Taken inspiration from the fire pit, The Cannery takes its materiality and its texture from the fish smoking area that dominates the courtyard deep within the heart of the space.

From the ashen coloured floors, to the Japanese burnt wood ‘shou sugi ban’ walls (that references the smoking boards), crowned with the pressed copper tile ceiling, The Cannery with its fire'y composition, creates a dramatic environment that is further distorted through the use of ribbed glass and chrome reflector bulbs.

Counterpointing the warmth of the lounge interior, the bar is dominated by a large cruciform fixture, finished in ‘greened weathered copper’ decorated with ‘found’ objects; from a portal window of a sunken shipwreck to tax ledgers from the 1920s- the overall composition pays homage to the food, the stories and the characters of the west coast of Canada.

completed winter 2016

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Shanghai, China

Timeless Scandinavian Design

MatzForm is one man’s dream to become reality. For over 38 years, master cabinetmaker Søren Matz has been dedicated to quality furniture. He has made furniture for the rich and influential across four continents, but what he dreamed of was to bring finely designed and superbly manufactured furniture to the world. With MatzForm, that dream has finally been realized. After spending 18 years in Japan making fine cabinetry, Søren moved to China to establish his own label - a line of elegant, quality furnishings made to the highest standards of quality, manufactured under license in China to the strictest of environmental considerations. He succeeded. MatzForm brings fine design, heirloom quality, and eco-awareness together.

Available for commission/custom work