Matthew Basile is the owner of State of Primer Restorations in Dumont, New Jersey   He represents the third generation of craftsman in his family that came to the United States from Italy and the Netherlands in the early 1900’s. Matt apprenticed as a restorer at the prestigious Old Stillwater Garage before opening his own business earlier this year.

In his restoration works of high quality, Matt follows the standard of minimal intervention to the original surface of the artifact.

The famous designer, Raymond Loewy once said, “Beauty through function and simplification. More than function itself, simplicity is the deciding factor in the aesthetic equation.” Matt strives to follow this philosophy in all of his restoration work, preserving the original patina of the artifact whenever possible.



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