FLOOR LIGHT MODEL 97 LAMPADAIRE RIGITULLE

DESIGN: MATHIEU MATEGOT 1950IES

PRODUCER: ARTIMETA

MEASUREMENTS: H 167, W 57, SHADE 23 X 21,5 FLOWERPOT H 14 DIA 18 CM

PRICE: ON REQUEST

Rare floor lamp designed by Mathieu Mategot, for Artimeta. Showed in the 1956 Mategot Catalogue of the Artimeta factory, called product nr 97: ‘Lampadaire A with two medium sized rigitulle flowerpots’ ( with picture of exact this model ).
During the fifties, Matégot designed a series of ( small ) metal furniture and household products for Dutch company Artimeta, all limited produced. Artimeta was one of the Dutch companies who became succesful producing small metal furniture and lighting designs in a new, innovative European style. Besides the particular collaboration with Mathieu Matégot the origin for using slender shapes and wire structures for their products can be found in the work of French and Italian designers. The main designer and owner of the company was Floris Fiedeldij.

 

 

 

 

After the second world war, French designer Mathieu Matégot ( 1910 – 2001 ) set up a workshop for handcrafted furniture in Paris for designing furniture and household articles. He used quite innovative materials such as perforated metal and rattan to create his light weight, sculptural designs. Matégot ended his career as a furniture designer quite early ( 1959 ) and devoted himself to the design of tapestry.
Today some of his influential furniture designs are part of the collection at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and the design collection at the Georges Pompidou Centre.