Luxury Design, Past & Present
are Large Sofa designed by Mathieu Matégot.
Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot (France) around 1950.
Lacquered metal legs and structure, Perforated metal seat and backrest.
In three separated parts that allow different shapes and designs.
In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
It comes from a Restaurant together as a set with two coffee tables, one champagne holder and one pendant lamp. All shown in our 1stdibs storefront separately.
Is extremely rare to find such a set all together nowadays. If interested in the whole set please contact us.
Mathieu Matégot (1910 - 2001) was a Hungarian and French designer and material artist. He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950s. Born and educated in Budapest, he 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.