Coffee Table designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by Artimeta (Netherland), circa 1950. Made from perforated, lacquered metal. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a patina. Mathieu Mate?got (1910-2001) was a Hungarian and French designer and material artist. He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950s. Born and educated in Budapest, he moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as mid-century design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Mate?got returned to producing tapestries.