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 French modernist set of chairs  made in the 1950's  by Mathieu Mategot , it is made with  his trademark bent metal rigitule adding a whimsical  effect .He designed furniture and object for  a short time , in 1960 he went back to painting and tapestry  work .He was with Prouvé, Perriand, Royère, Adnet, and the ceramist Georges  Jouve in development of various projects, one of the most renowned French  designers of this time.  This piece is made with his trademark perforated sheet  metal or "rigitule" which he invented and used  from 1953 to 1959. It was  protected by a patented copyright so there is no copy or look alike .The chairs have been stripped to the metal for a warm patinated effect . This line of chair is documented by Patrick Favardin in the Norma Edition with multiple version .Table not included in the sale .

Size  H.31  x W.21.1/4 in   x D.16 in , seat 16 x 16 in  good original antique condition ,there is some scratches  from normal use , if you are only looking for  nice pieces  with history it will  be perfect for you. 

MATHIEU MATEGOT pair of metal chair rigitulle french mid century

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