Mathieu Matégot, ‘Wall-mounted "Démon" shelf’, ca. 1954, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, United States

Manufacturer: Atelier Matégot, France

Michel Dufet, "Le Salon des Arts Ménagers doit se développer normalement," Le décor d'aujourd'hui, no. 86, 1954, p. 170 for a similar example
Philippe Jousse and Caroline Mondineu, Mathieu Matégot, Paris, 2003, pp. 187-89, 229 for similar examples

Wright, Chicago, "Design," October 17, 2013, lot 362
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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