20th century vintage armchair, or side chair by the iconic French pioneer designer Mathieu Matégot. We have deliberately left the tubular steel structure untouched in order to preserve the historic feel and design. France. Circa 1950's. A perfect garden or patio element. We have restored the chair with a new cushion seat upholstered in Italian black tinted leather to add a modern twist. It is possible to re lacquer the structure as an additional request.
Creator: Mathieu Mategot Origin: France 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 beautiful patina Wear: Wear consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height: 79 cm I Length: 53 cm I Width: 62 cm Seat Height: 51 cm Weight: 10.5 kg 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.