[[Image:Matt_timeless.jpg|right|thumb|Made him famous in 1998: The Timeless]]
Right at the beginning, the lateral entrant caused proper furor introducing the design pipe "Timeless". The Timeless with its spherical bowl stained in many unusual colors was an impudent conversion of the historic Swiss Appenzeller type. It made him famous over night, but unfortunately the newcomer later on was often reduced on this product by many critics, for design(er) pipes absolutely were not everyone’s favorite. To be sure, under his label '''design by FRANZ''' not only funky design pipes were created, he also developed classic forms discreetly further.
Otherwise, one could indeed name von Matt a "pipe architect", for he loved the exciting interaction between the constructive development of an innovative pipe design on the drawing board and it’s physical conversion at the lathe.
To be contuined!
[[Image:Matt_coq.jpg|right|thumb|Coq du Bruyere]]
[[Image:Matt_birds.jpg|right|thumb|Awarded in 2001: Schräge Vögel / Odd Birds]]