• manufacturer/type:

Artimeta Soest, No.110

• designer, year:

F.H. Fiedldij & Mathieu Mategot, ±1955

• material:
white painted frame with black perforated metal top

• measurements:

18cm high, 80cm width, 30cm deep

• condition:

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

• background:

Iconic piece of modernistic fifties design from Holland. Artimeta is very well known for its products designed by
world famous industrial designer Mathieu Mategot.

In the fifties this coat rack was promoted in magazines like ’Goed Wonen’, amongst other designs, as a ‘Mategot’ product.

A catalogue is known which states F.H. Fiedeldij as designer.

• literature:
shown in different ‘Goed Wonen’ (Good living) magazines.

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D070: Modernistic coat rack, designed by Fiedeldij & Mathieu Mategot and 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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