Created in the 1950s by the Hungarian-born French master of postwar design, Mathieu Matégot, the Tropique Collection of outdoor furniture captures the timeless glamour and exotic luxury of outdoor living on the Côte d’Azur in the mid-20th century.
Combining material simplicity with a decadent aesthetic, Tropique comprises two dining chairs and a dining table. The frame of each piece is made from stainless steel rods, incorporating a distinctive statement curve at the feet – a signature of Matégot’s style and a feature that unites the collection into a clear and cohesive whole.
Tropique Dining Chairs’ seats and backrests are today made from a durable yet gently flexible outdoor fabric that is attached to the underside of the curved armrests by a series of pins. Hung in a hammock-like manner across the frame, the textile seat responds to the contours of the body. The backrest is padded with foam instead of the original horsehair and a loose pillow added to the seat ensures optimal comfort.