Founded in the late 1930s, Montex Haute Couture embroidery workshop created Studio MTX in 2013 to open up a new field of expression in embroidery: interior design. By moving embroidery from clothing into space, a new savoir-faire emerges, drawing on the vocabulary of traditional embroidery to develop its own language. The thread becomes a cable, riveting borders on couture, the sequin evolves into a thermolacquered aluminium module. The Studio offers decorators and interior designers hitherto unseen materials born from the unique combination of techniques from different fields of the applied arts including embroidery, weaving, tapestry and leatherwork.
The results range from walls of ribbons enclosing pieces of brushed brass, to a screen that highlight the tense interaction between metal and silk, and a series of claustras that seem to be made of nothing but sparkles of light… Since 2017, under the impetus of its artistic director Mathieu Bassée, the style of Studio MTX is embodied through modular constructions and a dizzying geometry in which the accuracy of the materials highlights the strength of the compositions. The Studio has opened up a singular path in the Métiers d’art by using digital and serial design tools in the service of creations that are almost entirely handmade.