Ashtray Magazine Holder designed by Mathieu Matégot.
Manufactured By Ateliers Matégot (France), circa 1950
Lacquered and perforated metal.
In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Manufacturer: Ateliers Matégot
Mathieu Matégot, Jousse Entreprise, Photographies d'Archives 1945-1960.
About Mathieu Matégot
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.