Matégot Nagasaki Chair
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Mathieu Matégot’s organic forms and lightness of touch in his designs create a sense of joy. At the same time he used groundbreaking and innovative techniques. This resulted in complete unique aesthetic and, above all, contemporary designs. Matégot was the first person to combine metal tubing with perforated sheet metal – “rigitulle”, a pairing that characterises his work.
The Nagasaki Chair (1954) is one of few three-legged chairs and is still Matégot's best-known piece. It is included in the permanent exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.
DIMENSIONS: 29" H x 21.3" W x 19.7" D x 17.7" H Seat
MATERIALS: Powder-lacquered steel.
LEAD TIME: Approx 2 Weeks
MATHIEU MATÉGOT (1910 - 2001). After studying at Budapest's school of art and architecture, Matégot created scenery and tapestries for the National Theatre. He settled in France in 1931 and as a volunteer in the French army, was captured and not released until 1944. After returning home, he started producing handmade furniture in Paris. For a decade Matégot created various design classics but come the 1960's he shifted course to focus on tapestry design. A medium in which he won international acclaim.