Born in Switzerland in 1952, Mattia Bonetti lives and works in Paris, where since the early
1970s he has been challenging the division between contemporary art and design. His process begins
with the hand, producing sketches that bring together materials such as bronze, gold-leaf, crystal,
marble, and gemstones. The resulting works—sophisticated and dreamlike, with a neo-Baroque panache—
are impossible to ignore. They transform their immediate settings into surreal landscapes of the
Mattia Bonetti is deeply engaged with the production of his works, overseeing each phase of their
manufacture and contributing his expertise to craft every detail. Whilst his designs merge the more
ornate aspects of 17th century European architecture and sculpture with the surrealist visions of
early 20th century painting, they also employ cutting-edge methods of manufacture such as 3D
printing and robotics.
Kasmin has represented Mattia Bonetti since 2009; his work can be seen in numerous public
collections including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New
York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.