Very nice folded metal flower pot, by Mathieu Mategot for Artimeta Soest 1955.

Colour
Midnight Black
Diameter
15.5cm
Height
12cm
Size
Small
Structure Material
Metal
Year
1953

A lot of people still doubt some items really are Mategot, but during the 1950s Mategot sold some rights to Artimeta to produce some products as Artimeta Mategot products. He designed some items for Artimeta which weren’t released in France but only in Holland so outside Holland these items are very hard to find. As also for this cute flower pot. This pot is documented in the book by Jousse enterprise, small pictures on the end, nr 96. Flower pot is in a very nice original vintage condition!


Mathieu Matégot

Mathieu Matégot (1910 - 2001) was a Hungarian designer and architect. After studying at Budapest's school of art and architecture, he settled in France in 1931. He was a volunteer in the French army, was captured and not released until 1944. After returning home, he started producing handmade furniture in Paris. 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 furniture designs. He was the first person to combine metal tubing with perforated sheet metal; ritigulle, a technique he patented and also a pairing that particularly characterizes his work.

Like many of his peers Mategot travelled the world in search of inspiration, techniques and upon return transformed these impressions into his own unique designs and interpretations. Wether it was industrial processes or aesthetics, he always collected and interpreted - he even patented and set up his own production to apply these new technologies into his designs, He was a true innovator of his time!

In the 1950's - also the one decade - that he devoted to the design of furniture and interior accessories, he created a wide range of distinctive designs that today is considered iconic and contemporary. To ensure quality in the production of his own designs - Matégot set up two of his own workshops - Société Mategot, one in Paris that employed up to twenty workers and a second in Casablanca, Morocco. Both manufactured in limited numbers for up to 200 items and continued until 1959 when Mategot abruptly ended his production and began his work on tapestry, which he would continue for the rest of his career.


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