Mathieu Matégot, ‘Nagasaki chair’, 1954, Wright
Mathieu Matégot, ‘Nagasaki chair’, 1954, Wright
Mathieu Matégot, ‘Nagasaki chair’, 1954, Wright

France

Manufacturer: Atelier Mategot

Mathieu Mategot, Jousse and Mondineu, ppg. 30-35, 227-229 Mathieu Mategot, Favardin, ppg. 166-172

Important Private Collection

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