mathieu matégot: nagasaki chair + kangourou table for gubi
mathieu matégot: nagasaki chair + kangourou table for gubi mathieu matégot: nagasaki chair + kangourou table for gubi
feb 16, 2011

mathieu matégot: nagasaki chair + kangourou table for gubi

‘nagasaki’ chair and ‘kangourou’ side table by mathieu matégot for gubi image © designboom

the work of late hungarian designer, mathieu matégot, who for over a decade created various design classics, is being reintroduced to the market through danish design company gubi. ‘nagasaki’ chair and ‘kangourou’ side table, objects that both showcase the technique and aesthetic the designer was best known for, are part of the collection that is set to be released this spring.

‘nagasaki’ chair and ‘kangourou’ side table image © designboom

the three legged ‘nagasaki’ chair, possibly matégot’s best known piece, is composed of delicately curved sheets of perforated metal that act as a seat and back. tiny stirrups brace the tubular legs, connecting the seat and the base together. the light and simplistic form, which symbolizes 1950’s design, uses light and shadow to create layers of graphic patterns and geometric shapes.

detail of seat image © designboom

detail of stirrups and three-legged base image © designboom

front image courtesy gubi

back image courtesy gubi

shadows also play a role in the ‘kangourou’ side table, which consists of two small tables. different in height and shape, the perforated metal objects nestle into each other creating a half-moon shadow on the floor below when used together. three tubular legs support each of the tables, with contrasting brass details on each foot.

the ‘nagasaki’ chair and ‘kangourou’ side table were recently exhibited along with the rest of the collection at stockholm furntiure fair 2011.

‘kangourou’ side table image courtesy gubi

detail of nesting tables image © designboom

  • Hungarian designer? Matégot was french, no?

    designaddict says:
  • Mategot was born in Hungary and moved to France. France may have adopted him as their own. I wrote about Mategot in my blog
    a few weeks ago so excited to see his pieces re-issued! He was so inventive in his use of industrial materials like perforated sheet metal.

    Beth says:

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