• manufacturer/type:

Artimeta Soest

• designer, year:

Mathieu Mategot, ±1955

• material:
black painted folded perforated metal

• measurements:

43cm high, 44cm width, 11cm deep

• condition:

Beautiful original condition, with very minor usermarks consisting with age.

• background:

One of the many sought after and collectible designs by famous industrial designer Mathieu Mategot from the early fifties.

• literature:
None found so far

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D065: Modernistic magazine holder, designed by Mathieu Mategot for Artimeta Soest

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Mathieu Mategot (1910 - 2001) was born in Hungary in 1910. After his studies at the school of fine arts and architecture in Budapest, he began to create sets for the National Theater. He settled in France in 1931, where he took up various professions, creating sets for the Folies Bergères, window dresser for the Lafayette Galleries, fashion desingner for dressmaking firms in Paris At the end of the 1930's, painting that he had continued doing, led him to a new world: tapestry work. The second world war interrupted his activity. A volunteer in french army, he was taken prisoner and he was free in 1944. After his return, he set up a workshop for handcrafted furniture in Paris. He used materials such as metal, rattan, glass, Formica, and perforated sheet metal in particular, to design chairs, armchairs, tables, serving tables, sideboards, desks and useful articles. His activity as designer spanned a relativity short period, up to the beginning of the 1960's. During this period, he created the three-legged chair "nagasaki" (1954) and the "copacabana" armchair (1955/1956) that are today part of the design collection at the Museum of Decoratives Arts in Paris and the design collection at the Georges Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Industrial centre, Beaubourg, Paris. These two pieces made in steel tube and perforated sheet metal, materials that were first used by Mathieu Matégot, are particulary representative of his work. (source: www.deconet.com)

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