Embark on a journey through French modernist design with this captivating trolley crafted in the 1950s by the legendary Mathieu Mategot. With his signature bent metal "rigitulle," the trolley exudes a whimsical effect, as if the metal has been transformed into delicate lace. Mategot was a versatile designer, dabbling in furniture and object design before returning to painting and tapestry work in 1960. He collaborated with prominent designers such as Prouvé, Perriand, Royère, Adnet, and ceramist Georges Jouve, cementing his place as one of the most renowned French designers of his time.His pieces were characterized by their organic forms, playful shapes, and intricate details, which were achieved through his unique process of bending, folding, and perforating sheet metal. However, over time, many of Matégot's metal furniture pieces were painted over, obscuring their original beauty.Today, there is a growing movement of furniture curators and enthusiasts who are stripping Matégot's pieces down to the metal to rediscover their original beauty. By carefully removing layers of old paint, they are revealing the intricate textures and shapes that were hidden beneath.
This coffee table is a testament to Mategot's innovative spirit, as it features his patented perforated sheet metal "rigitulle," which he invented and used from 1953 to 1959. This unique design element was protected by a patented copyright, ensuring that there are no duplicates or imitations. It is a full round coffee table or turn in 2 side tables , I included a picture from Patrick Favardin Matieu Mategot reference book who place this table from the late 1940 .
I took a vignette picture with late 18th century chair to demonstrate that Mategot piece can fit with classic or mid century decor .
Size H.24 in x L.22 in x W.22 ( full ) apart 11 in , good condition, having been stripped down to the metal and sealed with varnish.
If you seek further information, you can reach me at 310 994 6009 , for those looking to have it shipped abroad, do contact for a personalized quote on pricing.
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