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Matisse Derivan - Proudly Australian Owned and Made

ABOUT US

Matisse is a professional artist acrylic colour of international standard. It is water-resistant, permanent and totally flexible in light and heavy impasto applications. Matisse has a versatile range of permanent artist colours of maximum light exposure standard.

Matisse incorporates a selected range of permanent artist quality painting mediums which allow for all basic techniques encountered in acrylic painting. Formulations of Matisse, based on current chemical know-how combined with cutting edge technology, have produced a quality impasto, more flexible paint, superior to the brand you are probably using now.

 

THERE'S SOMETHING IN A NAME - WHAT'S IN OURS?

We often get asked by people how the name Matisse Derivan came to be. Here's how...

Derivan: Legend has it that the name Derivan came about when the Company was first trying to register its name around the world. The firm employed to register the trademark around the world came back and said the name that had been chosen was not available in several countries and suggested it would be prudent to choose a few names to give them some lee-way. So where does Derivan come from ..apparently it is a derivative of derivative !!!!!!

Matisse: Once again legend has it that the project name was Matisse, each time a new range is in the research and development phase it is given a name (or nowadays it tends to be a number). As one of the people first involved with the project was obsessed with the work of Henri Matisse the project was given this name...and it stuck!

THE MATISSE DERIVAN LOGO

Why does the Logo look the way it does?

The Matisse part of the logo represents the professional artist paint range - stable, balanced, robust and long lasting. This is the way the logo has been represented for many years so it was deemed necessary to keep the same font and design.

The new Derivan side of the logo represents the fun side of our products! The traditional format of the font of the word Derivan has been used since the 1970's however its new look created in 2004 sees it encased in a splash of paint.

The juxtaposition of the two logos symbolizes the products and the company - committed to consistent high quality manufacture of contemporary and exciting products.

 

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Matisse Derivan 1 Northcote Street Mortlake NSW 2137 Australia
Tel: (02) 9736 2022 Fax: (02) 9736 3637 Email: matisse@matisse.com.au