set of four white steel armchairs “Cap d’Ail” by Mathieu Matégot, ca 1950


Set four garden armchairs by Mathieu MATÉGOT, 1950

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rare set of four garden armchairs designed by Mathieu Matègot and named “Cap d’Ail” circa 1950
painted steel

Measures: h.83cm , 61 x 66 cm ; height seat: 40,5
originale condition: many signs of rust
the set comes directly from an original furniture of a garden of a Villa in Versilia, Italy
The designer (1910-2001) was born in Hungary and settled in Paris in 1931. As an autodidact, he submerged himself in two fields: designing furniture and tapestry. Initially designed as outdoor furniture, this bench is defined by its poetic aura and excellent ironwork. The designer used quadrifoil perforated sheet metal that allowed him to create various shapes. A material that played a major role in the development of his signature style during the postwar era. This technique had already frequently been implemented in the work by esteemed French artists, among others René Herbst, Pierre Legrain, Étienne Kohlmann and Jean Bossu.

Literature: “Le Vème Salon des Arts de la Table,” Art et Industrie, no. XVI, 1949, p. 23
“Mathieu Matégot”,Philippe Jousse and Caroline Mondineu, Paris, 2003, pp. 148-49
Patrick Favardin, Mathieu Matégot, Paris, 2014, p. 54
La maison française, Paris, n 49, July 1951, p 10, Philippe Jousse and Caroline Mondineu
“MATHIEU MATEGOT” Jousse Entreprise Editions, model reproduced p 149.

Additional information

Weight 25 kg

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