Design I Love: Mathieu Matégot “Kyoto Daybed for Atelier Matégot” 1950

Mathieu Matégot (4 April 1910 – February 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 school of fine arts and architecture in Budapest between 1925 and 1929.He created sets for the National Theater. He then traveled in Italy and the United States before settling in France in 1931. There he took jobs that included making sets for the Folies Bergères, window dressing at the Galeries Lafayette, designing women’s dresses and, in the late 1930s, creating tapestries. In 1933 he started to create his first examples of rattan furniture mounted on metal frames.

Mathieu Mategot

Mathieu Mategot

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