Round-section tubular steel floor lamp with openwork circular base, circa 1970.
Attributed to Mathieu Matégot, the teak shelf appears to have been replaced but is clearly period. The lampshade or reflector is in methacrylate, with a small lack of material on the inside, not visible on the outside (see image).
New electrification, black fabric cable, floor switch.
- Artist / Designer:Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001)
- Period:20th Century / Mid Century / ca 1960
- Country of Origin:France
- Dimensions (H x W x D):167 x 40 x 60 cm
- Weight:7 Kg
- Style:Design / Modernism / Vintage
- Materials:Metal / Teak / Methacrylate
- Belgium Delivery:50€
- France Delivery:100€
- Europe Delivery:150€
- Worldwide Delivery:On request
Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001) was a Hungarian/French designer and material artist. He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950s.
He studied at the Budapest School of Fine Arts and Architecture between 1925 and 1929 before moving to France in 1931. There he designed sets for the Folies Bergère, the window display at Galeries Lafayette, women's dresses and, at the end of the 1930s, tapestries. In 1933, he began creating his first examples of rattan furniture mounted on metal frames.
After the Second World War, in Paris, he became a naturalised French citizen and set up a workshop making handcrafted furniture from a variety of materials, including metal, rattan, glass, Formica and perforated sheet metal. He made furniture (chairs, tables, sideboards, desks, etc.), objects and lighting (lamps, floor lamps, etc.) that he had designed. The workshop later moved to Casablanca.
Matégot designed the three-legged "Nagasaki" chair in 1954 and the "Copacabana" armchair (1955/1956), both in tubular steel and perforated sheet, characteristic materials which Matégot was the first to use. The Nagasaki chair is now part of the design collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The Copacabana armchair is part of the design collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Beaubourg, Paris...