Mathieu Matégot, ‘Armchair, "Nagasaki" model’, 1955, Galerie Matthieu Richard
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Armchair, "Nagasaki" model, 1955

Black lacquered metal
29 9/10 × 20 9/10 × 28 in
76 × 53 × 71 cm
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copyright courtesy Galerie Matthieu Richard
Mathieu Matégot
Hungarian-French, 1910–2001
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Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Matégot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Matégot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.

Mathieu Matégot, ‘Armchair, "Nagasaki" model’, 1955, Galerie Matthieu Richard
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About the work
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Design/Decorative Art
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copyright courtesy Galerie Matthieu Richard
Mathieu Matégot
Hungarian-French, 1910–2001
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Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Matégot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Matégot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.

Armchair, "Nagasaki" model, 1955

Black lacquered metal
29 9/10 × 20 9/10 × 28 in
76 × 53 × 71 cm
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