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Mategot side table

Regular price €599.00

Item Number: 10013877

The Matégot Coffee Table by Mathieu Matégot was designed in 1960 and with its organic and artistic form is a chic table, in clear or smoked glass, suitable for any contemporary home. The brass base is playing with the contrasting lightness of the glass, giving the table an elegant and luxurious touch. The brass tube has the impression of spinning around, lifting the table top with an easiness and evoking a moment of weightlessness.

The Matégot Coffee Table was designed in harmony with the changing design style of its period. The combination of glass, brass and leather became more important due to recovered prosperity and rapid enrichments, which in turn contributed to a style that was popular in all social classes. The table is part of a new style investigation of Matégot since he moved on from his colourful and playful aesthetics of the 1950’s, away from focusing on the use of perforated metal. Therefore, the Matégot Coffee Table is part of a more sophisticated register that Matégot designed until 1963.

Designed by Mathieu Matégot

Mathieu Matégot (1910 - 2001) was a versatile, independent and self-taught Hungarian designer, architect and artist who spent most of his life in his beloved Paris, where he for the first time settled in 1931 after finishing his studies at Budapest's School of Art and Architecture. In 1939, Matégot signed up as a volunteer for the French army but was held as a prisoner in Germany until he escaped in 1944. This wartime captivity was an important time, career-wise, for Matégot as it was here he was able to familiarise himself with the innovative material and technique, Rigitulle - which later would become the characteristic trait of his.

Mathieu Matégot is most known for this groundbreaking material and technique, which he named Rigitulle, where metal tubing is combined with perforated metal sheet. Like fabric, Rigitulle could be bent, folded and shaped to give the furniture he designed transparency, weightlessness and everlasting modernity. Mathieu Matégot even patented this material and teqnique and set up his own production so that he could apply it into his design. Like many of his peers, Matégot travelled the world in search of inspiration, techniques and upon return transformed these impressions into his own unique designs and interpretations. Whether it was industrial processes or aesthetics, he always collected and interpreted.
 
In the 1950's - and for a decade and a half - that he devoted to the design of furniture and interior accessories, he created a wide range of distinctive designs that today is considered iconic and contemporary. To ensure quality in the production of his own designs, Matégot set up two of his own workshops - Société Mategot, one in Paris that employed up to twenty workers and a second in Casablanca, Morocco. Both manufactured in limited numbers for up to 400 items and continued until the beginning of 1960's when Matégot abruptly ended his production and began his work on tapestry, which he would continue for the rest of his career.

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Specifications
Total Dimension (cm):
Ø58x41
Dimension of Table top (cm):
Ø58
Dimension of Column/leg (cm):
Ø14
Thickness of Table top (cm):
0,8
Weight (kg):
7