Mathieu Matégot, ‘Floor Lamp’, ca. 1950, Jousse Entreprise

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.

Hungarian-French, 1910-2001

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
S.XX / 20th Century Design II, DADA STUDIOS, Barcelona
2016
S . X X / 20th Century Design, DADA STUDIOS, Barcelona