Mathieu Matégot's organic forms and lightness of touch create a sense of joy and the ground breaking and innovative techniques that he applied resulted in unique aesthetics and, above all, contemporary designs. Today, Matégot's designs are equally fit for the purpose as when they were originally conceived, and his legendary designs are both timeless and classic.
The Nagasaki chair is one of few three-legged chairs and is still Matégot's best-known piece. It is included in the permanent exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum. The Copacabana chair is included in the design collection at the Museum of Decoratives Arts in Paris and the design collection at the Georges Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Industrial centre, Beaubourg, Paris.
Gubi's collection of original Mategot design includes The Nagasaki Chair & Stool, The Dedal Shelf, Kangourou Table, The Mategot Coatrack & Trolley, The Demon Shelf System and the Copacabana Chair and Table.
Manufactured by Gubi, Denmark
Designed by Mathieu Mategot, 1954
70.5 L x 57.5 W x 72 cm H
Top: Black, rainy grey, dusty green, rose, prairie sand or cream white
Powder coated matt metal