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.
MATÉGOT COAT RACK
The Matégot Coat Rack was 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.
Mathieu Matégot (1910–2001) was a self-taught Hungarian designer who settled in Paris after travelling, studying, and gaining experience in set design, window dressing, fashion, and tapestry.
He volunteered for the French army during the Second World War but was captured by the Germans and put to work in a mechanical accessories plant. It was here that he recognized the potential for perforated sheet metal to lend transparency, weightlessness and modernity to new forms. After the war, he developed Rigitulle – his take on the material – and his own folding, shaping, and bending technique.