Rare bar stand designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manuactured by Ateliers Matégot (France) around 1950. Perforated, folded and enameled metal. Seems it has been repainted many years ago.
Centerpiece bar designed to hold bottles on the top tier and glassware on the lower tier.
Literature: Mathieu Mategot, Jousse Entreprise, Photographies d’Archives 1945-1960, fig. 80
In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Mathieu Matégot (1910 – 2001) was a Hungarian / 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 midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Matégot returned to producing tapestries.