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87005 Gubi MATEGOT Decorative bowl Diam.37,5cm


Decorative bowl Diam.37,5cm

Perforated metal sheet. Designed by Mathieu Matégot in 1953. Gubi edition.

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REF. 87005

Diam.37,5 x H.7,5cm


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A bowl ahead of his time, imbued in modern spirit.

The characteristic appearance of the transparent metal adds a light expression to this unique and spacious bowl, designed in 1953. Trademarked by the solid yet light material Rigitulle; a thin perforated metal sheet tantamount to metal lace, where the inspiration is drawn from the material itself to explore all sorts of expression possible to create. This luxurious material permitted the designer to create an artistic and decorative bowl that, besides from its storage function, also acts as a piece of great design adorning any room.

Mathieu Matégot (1910–2001) was a versatile, independent and self-taught Hungarian designer, architect and artist who spent most of his life in Paris, where he settled in 1931 after travelling to Italy and the United States, studying at Budapest’s School of Art and Architecture and gaining experience in set design, window dressing, fashion, and tapestry.

After the war, where he was captive in Germany and first learned about the techniques and potential of sheet metal while working in a mechanical accessories plant, Matégot established a furniture workshop, initially in Paris and later in Casablanca, using materials such as rattan, glass, and Formica, but he is best known for his own ground-breaking material and technique, which he named Rigitulle, made from perforated sheet metal.

Like fabric, Rigitulle can be bent, folded and shaped, giving the furniture and home accessories he designed transparency, weightlessness and enduring modernity. Matégot patented this material and technique and set up his own production so that he could apply it to his designs. He applied his inventive approach across a range of household objects from fruit bowls, lamps and coat racks to an extensive furniture collection that still resonate with contemporary audiences and are now considered iconic.

Gubi is a Copenhagen based design house renowned for designing, developing, and marketing a daring and elegant collection of furniture, lighting and interior objects that resonates across the globe. Its signature pieces evoke emotion and tell meaningful stories that make them both timeless and enduring. Gubi brings forgotten icons of the past together with tomorrow’s classics. The result is a visionary collection that spans almost 100 years of history and is sold all over the world.

Founded by his parents in 1967 – the year that the current owner and creative director, Jacob Gubi, was born – Gubi originally focused on producing the family’s own furniture designs and trading textiles within the retail sector. Over the years, Jacob Gubi’s creative vision and courageous intuition has led Gubi to its current position in the global design scene with a handpicked edit of high-quality furniture from all over the world and collaborations with both esteemed designers and archives and contemporary emerging talents.