1910 - 2001


He is renowned for his innovative use of multiple materials such as wood, leather, glass, Formica and perforated sheet metal, which he was the first designer to adapt to furniture design. In 1954, he designed the Nagasaki chair, which was to become one of his most famous creations. Biography Mathieu Matégot was born in Hungary in 1910. He studied at the Budapest School of Fine Arts. He then visited Italy and the United States, before settling in France. He began his career as a window dresser at Galeries Lafayette. In 1933, he began designing furniture using rattan and metal. However, during the war, he decided to enlist but was taken prisoner. After the Liberation, he devoted himself to the creation of transparent metal objects and opened his own workshop in Paris, then in Casablanca. He exhibited his work at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs et d'Automne in 1952. He soon enjoyed worldwide success as a designer and then as an upholsterer, as demonstrated by the presence of his work in major museums.

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