Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : 83 avenue Daumesnil 75012 Paris - France

Ph. +33(0)1 42 00 37 65 / 06 98 46 31 38
Designer of the Year 2005 for Scènes d’Intérieurs – Maison & Objet and Paris Capitale de la Création.


Hervé Matejewski is an all-round creator. He began as a self-taught designer experimenting in clothes and decoration, but it was cuisine that he concentrated on. With his chef’s diploma in hand, after a few years sweating over ovens he began courses at the Beaux-Arts and at a school for industrial design.
In 1999 he set up the Mat&jewski company and focused all his energies on designing decorative objects and furniture. Among his customized projects figure:
- design work for Saint Clair Le Traiteur, Dalloyau, Christoflé, Daum, and light fittings for Dock’s in Lisbon,
- the creation of an interior shutter in perforated aluminium for Maison Madame Figaro,
- an exclusive collection of light fittings for Roche Bobois,
- the creation of photo standing lamps for the Maison & Objet salon in September 2002 and January 2003,
- lamp shades in black and white feathers for the Première Classe salon in September 2004,
- the design and construction of a stand at Galeries Lafayette Maison in October 2004,
- several shop window displays for + Bô,
- the creation of light fittings in lace for the Sonia Rykiel stand at Galeries Lafayette Maison in November 2004,
- Resident Designer at Mod’amont in March 2005,
- Xmas season scenography for Drugstore Publicis Champs Elysées in Nov-Dec. 2005. Corner sales outlet for limited series.
- opening of a space reserved exclusively for his own creations in the new +Bô boutique.

In 1999, his New York and 62-70 lamps heralded the use of photography as a decorative element. In parallel, Mat&Jewski developed a furniture suite and home accessories (sofas, consoles, plateaux, glasses, candle-sticks…) and produced work by other designers.
Aluminium remains the fetish material for Mat&Jewski, whether it be polished, brushed or lacquered. The use of photographic prints in overlay is another Mat&Jewski signature trait, which is developed in unusual products with the aid of leading edge techniques (digital printing for the "Prend Moi dans tes bras" bed cover and the "Oh ! La vache !" camping tent).
Mat&Jewski also explores new materials in collections - e.g. glitter overlays, feathers, lace, fringes, fur - and launches comebacks for materials that have gone out such as Jouy fabric or Genoese velvet.


Matters :
Aluminium in all its finishes (polished, lacquered, brushed...), wood (grained, or with the appearance of Santos rosewood and Zebrano).
Fashion :
Glitter, lace, fur, fringes, feathers...
Street scene :
Photography, people, humour, places, spoofing…
Work ethos :
Keep on doing new, amusing and fun projects. Integrate new technologies to decoration.

table top lamp collection Dentelle

table top lamp collection Paillette

suspension lamp Collection Plumes

table top lamp Collection Japonaise

table top lamp Collection Photo

table top lamp Collection Toile de Jouy

table top lamp Chinoise

table top lamp Kamasutra

couch Ne pas dormir seul

modular couch

chair Louis XV

plates Porcelain of Belleville

candle-holders Paris

standing lamp Velours de Gênes


perforated chair

pouf Moulin Rouge
© F.Cirou de Potoalto