The quality of loose furniture of Matteograssi results of careful selection of materials and a rigorous production progress. The soft leather and coach hide are still processed almost completely by hand. Thus, on the shelves and work benches at the company, together with the latest modern equipment you can see the traditional tools employed by preceding generations in their work. Using these instruments, the hands of craftsmen repeat the exact same operations that were performed over a hundred years ago. At Matteograssi, the concept of an “assembly line” is still unknown, and the sophisticated computerized technologies that predominate in today’s industrial production are only used to perform a few processing steps such as cutting and splitting, since machines can carry out these operations more precisely and efficiently than people. Cutting and splitting are performed to shape the coach hide or soft leather into the form and thickness required by each piece. Pieces that require shaping are pre-moulded, while others are sewn, according to their design.Next, the prepared pieces are ﬁt onto the frame, which is the most delicate and most important step in the entire production process. Then, the piece is ﬁnished in a number of steps that include ﬁnishing the edges, which are cut, smoothed, rounded, coloured and polished.Finally, the completed single parts are assembled. Upon completion, each product receives a certificate signed by the "master saddler" which certifies compliance with the declared level of quality. In 1994, Matteograssi became one of the first furnishing companies in Italy to obtain ISO 9001 certification.