SATELLITE OUTDOOR COLLECTION
BY MATHIEU MATÉGOT
A TIMELESS ICON
LIGHTING UP OUTER SPACE
First launched in 1953, Matégot’s eccentric modern design still retains its appeal 70 years later. Satellite features the designer’s signature material innovation, the perforated metal sheeting he called Rigitulle, and the folding and shaping technique he used to form it into an inventive range of furniture and home accessories.
The lamp’s name is a nod to the technological optimism of the postwar era, and an acknowledgement of the design’s resemblance to a cosmic object – one of the reasons why the Satellite design seems so at home in outdoor settings.
Building on the Satellite Collection of whimsical, modernist sculptural lamps, the Satellite Outdoor Pendant and Satellite Outdoor Floor Lamp are GUBI’s first lighting designs created specifically and certified for outdoor use – remaining true to the original design concept while being a fitting tribute to Matégot’s well-established interest in outdoor living.
ENGINEERED FOR THE ELEMENTS
The Satellite’s cap is constructed from aluminum and the shade from stainless steel, which is pressed and bent to Matégot’s signature shape before powder-coating. This protects the lamp from rust and the impact of weather, allowing the lamp to be permanently installed outdoors with minimal maintenance. The electronic components are specially constructed to protect them against the elements, and the LED bulb is housed within a watertight polycarbonate cover that keeps it safe without disrupting the light emitted.
360 DEGREE AMBIENCE
Satellite’s hallmark feature is the shade’s ovoid shell, which casts a diffused, ambient light 360º around the lamp. The shade is topped with a cap, which deflects light back into the room, helping to create an enchanting interplay of light and shadow on the space below, and a distinctive glow when the lamp is viewed from underneath.
SATELLITE OUTDOOR PENDANT
The Satellite Outdoor Pendant is every bit as versatile as its indoor equivalent. It can be hung alone to illuminate dining spaces in a covered patio, pagoda, or sheltered veranda – even used to furnish a treehouse – but also works well deployed in clusters to make a head-turning visual statement.
SATELLITE OUTDOOR FLOOR LAMP
Designed to be durable enough for lasting use outdoors, the Satellite Outdoor Floor Lamp serves equally well inside, its lower height proving ideal in lounges or to provide background lighting in dining areas. It can be easily repositioned to change the atmosphere and function of the space.
A versatile, independent, and self-taught Hungarian designer, architect and artist, Mathieu Matégot (1910–2001) first learned about the techniques and potential of sheet metal while working in a mechanical accessories plant as a German prisoner of war. After his liberation, he spent most of his life in his beloved Paris, where he opened his furniture workshop. For Matégot, a lamp was always much more than a functional object, it had a key role to play in defining the space. Delight and surprise were as important to Matégot as illumination, and this is perfectly expressed in the Satellite Outdoor Collection.
The Satellite Outdoor Collection features a Floor Lamp and Pendant in two sizes. Both are available with a semi-matt shade in either Cream White or Mustard Gold.