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Rare Copacabana Chair by Mathieu Mategot, France, 1950's
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 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 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.