Rare French Mathieu Mategot Copacabana original edition chair with curved tubular steel legs and structure. Fully restored with Italian leather seat, backrest and lacquer.
Creator: Mathieu Mategot
In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
Date of Manufacture: 1950-1959
Materials and techniques:
- Forged steel
- Perforated steel sheet
Condition: Excellent, fully restored with cushion seat and re-lacquered
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions: Height: 80 cm I Depth: 49 cm I Width: 65 cm
Number of items: 1
About Mathieu Mategot (1910-2001)
Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Mategot 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, Mategot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.