STUDIO MTX

MTX ARCHITECTURAL EMBROIDERY FREES EMBROIDERY FROM ITS TRADITIONAL MEDIUM AND STEERS IT INTO THE FIELD OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE.

MTX studio interprets embroidery though a continual pushing and redefining its parameters. In collaboration with architects, interior decorators and designers, MTX studio develops custom-made surfaces and textures, relying on ancestral techniques in the invention of truly unique creations. These creations are then integrated to fit with an interior, or expanded to the scale of the architecture itself: a screen that plays with the inherent tensions of metal and silk; a micro-architecture of felt and glass; a framework of trellises which appears to be composed only of splinters and light; fractal sculptures that emerge directly from the wall.

An off-shoot of the Haute Couture embroidery workshop, Montex - which joined Chanel’s Maisons d'Art in 2011 - MTX studio was revealed at the 2013 Salone del Mobile. This presentation of their very first creations allowed them to collaborate on a number of large-scale hotel projects. In 2017, Mathieu Bassée took over the management of MTX, after a two-year association with founder, Annie Trussart. Under Bassée, MTX has evolved, opening up to new types of projects in the development of a contemporary and timeless style.

After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Creation Industrielle - Les Ateliers Saint-Sabin, Mathieu Bassée was immediately drawn to the world of high-end, contemporary craft. After working at Hermès, he developed an independent activity, collaborating with such renowned companies as the Manufacture de Sèvres and Cristalleries de Saint-Louis. His growing reputation led him to head projects with Pierre Hardy, Issey Miyake, Didier Faustino and Superstudio.

MTX studio opens up new perspectives in contemporary design. Unlimited by scale, tiny elements of a mere few millimeters can produce pieces spanning several meters. Traditional techniques evolve into a brand new craft, reinventing a know-how with needle and cable, wire and screw. MTX studio’s most recent achievements bear witness to this: a monumental piece made for the Louvre Abu Dhabi; an artistic collaboration with the Palais de Tokyo; the entrance to a restaurant designed by Karl Lagerfeld in Macau; interior design elements developed with the London furniture edition company, Sé Collection.