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Ovoïde «Kangourou» table, 1954

Perforated metal
26 × 18 9/10 × 15 in
66 × 48 × 38 cm
location
Paris
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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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About the work
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Design/Decorative Art
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.

Ovoïde «Kangourou» table, 1954

Perforated metal
26 × 18 9/10 × 15 in
66 × 48 × 38 cm
location
Paris
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