MATÉGOT COAT RACK
BY MATHIEU MATÉGOT
The Matégot Coat Rack is designed in 1956 by Mathieu Matégot and is a perfect example of his designs where changing everyday objects and playing with shapes have been in focus.
Changing everyday objects
The matégot coat rack celebrates organic forms and lightness of touch and is an unusual and attractive alternative to the uninspiring coat racks suitable for a number of environments from the hallway to the bedroom.
Mathieu Matégot (1910 - 2001) was a versatile, independent and self-taught Hungarian designer, architect and artist who spent most of his life in his beloved Paris, where he for the first time settled in 1931 after finishing his studies at Budapest's School of Art and Architecture. In 1939, Matégot signed up as a volunteer for the French army but was held as a prisoner in Germany until he escaped in 1944. This wartime captivity was an important time, career-wise, for Matégot as it was here he was able to familiarise himself with the innovative material and technique, Rigitulle - which later would become the characteristic trait of his.