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    Mathieu Matégot (French, 1910-2001)
    Dining Table, designed 1958, 1982
    Black lacquered metal, patinated brass, original smoked glass top
    28-3/4 x 70-7/8 x 35-3/8 inches (73.0 x 180.0 x 89.7 cm)

    Galerie Downtown, Paris;

    Mathieu Mategot, was a major proponent of modernism in France, and is considered one of the most innovative designers of the 1950s. He utilized metal as his favored material and found new ways of shaping steel and sheet metals, often perforated into sculptural forms. Like many of his contemporaries, he exhibited his work regularly. This rare table, was originally designed and exhibited in 1958, at the Salon des Arts Menagers, Paris, in a room called the "Living room-terrace of a villa", alongside other furniture designs and sculpture by Alexandre Noll. Mategot revisited his design in 1982, making two examples for an exhibition celebrating his work. This table successfully explores several themes for which Mategot is known. The base, composed of architectonic and angular rows of black patinated metal and brass columns, holds the original, sculpted glass top. It elegantly presents Mategot's predilection for combining biomorphic shapes with restrained rectilinear supports.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    13th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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