Satellite Wall Lamp
By Mathieu Matégot
The visually striking ‘balloons on string’ form of the Satellite Wall Lamp makes it a bold and playful statement piece in any interior, be it residential, hospitality or corporate.
Rigitulle enabled Matégot to reinvent the traditional lampshade, conceiving a playful new typology for lighting.
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.
GUBI Raisonné 02 is an homage to the design lovers around the world and the soulful habitats they curate. Get inspired as we visit the domains of GUBI in residential and hospitality settings around the world.