In 1996, 25-year-old Cai Yanguo founded Guangzhou Mingli Furniture Co., Ltd., which is the precursor of MATSU. As the first Chinese furniture company that established cooperation in 2001 with European counterpart, Kusch+co, a renowned German furniture brand, Cai and his team had poured a lot of efforts into studying and brand building, based on honest principle. After that, MATSU has developed strategic partnerships with 8 high-end German companies and built modern production facilities in China to ensure that the sophisticated German craftmanship and strict manufacturing standards run through our whole manufacturing procedure.

Under the guidance of Cai, his team has created more than 150 original products since Matsu’s inception. These products convey his determination to pursue quality design.

22 years have passed since Matsu’s inception, and its founder, Cai still stays true to his philosophies that value originality and innovation. Under his far-sighted guidance, his team has created more than 150 original products which won a plenty of international design awards, such as IF, Red dot, etc., and recognition from thousands of clients, including Benz, Porsche, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, GSK, AECOM, WPP, Lego, Alibaba, Baowu, and so forth. Cai’s insistence and practices on sustainable and eco-friendly development throughout Matsu, from design, materials, production, package, logistics, installation to after-sales service, make Matsu one of the first Chinese furniture brands that achieve GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification, one of the most rigorous standards in the world, and make Matsu Shanghai Flagship store the first Chinese showroom which earns LEED Gold Certification.

◤\Over thousands of projects by Matsu, aiming to make a better life for people.

On the 20th anniversary, Matsu issued a statement, that “Never forget why you start, never compromise with low quality”. Cai’s ambition is to provide more office and life styles, intelligent and artistic, free and efficient spaces, for people.

Shanghai flagship store was designed and reconstructed by anySCALE, a German architecture design company, in 2017.