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Mathieu Matégot, ‘Dining Table, France’, 1950s, Rago/Wright
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Dining Table, France, 1950s

Enameled Iron
37 1/2 in diameter
95.3 cm diameter
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Rago/Wright
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Design/Decorative Art
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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.

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Design/Decorative Art
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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.

Dining Table, France, 1950s

Enameled Iron
37 1/2 in diameter
95.3 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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