The Copacabana chair was created in 1955 by Mathieu Mategot. The construction is based on a curved tubular frame surrounding the round seat and the back made of perforated sheet metal, ending with the continuous rear legs. The loose cushion is made in leather or fabric with matching buttons and piping. Mathieu Matégot creates his legendary pieces in 1950s. The three-legged Nagasaki Chair is Matégot´s best known piece. Besides the Copacabana chair the collection consists of Nagasaki chair, Nagasaki stool, Kangourou sofa table, Dedal shelves, Coatrack, Demon shelves and Trolley. All models are made of powder-lacquered steel.
Mathieu Matégot (1910 – 2001). After studying at Budapest’s school of art and architecture, Matégot created scenery and tapestries for the National Theatre. He settled in France in 1931 and as a volunteer in the French army, was captured and not released until 1944. After returning home, he started producing handmade furniture in Paris. For a decade Matégot created various design classics but at the beginning of the 60’s changed course to focus on the design of tapestries, for which he won international acclaim.