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Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

French, Hungarian, b. 1910

With their curvaceous metal surfaces and shapes often resembling sheets of folded paper, Mathieu Matégot's inspiring furniture and lighting designs are easily recognizable and highly sought after by collectors. By working with perforated sheet metal and metal tubing, the Hungarian-born French architect, artist and designer — who is known by aficionados for his “rigitulle” technique — created tables, chairs and decorative objects that are celebrated works of French modernism and make a statement in any interior.

Matégot attended the Budapest School of Fine Arts and Architecture. He graduated in 1929 and traveled before settling in Paris in 1931, where he worked as a window dresser for department stores and as a set designer for cabaret halls.

In 1939, Matégot joined the French army in resistance to invading Nazi forces. He was soon captured and sent to work in a German factory. It was at this factory where Matégot became familiar with the materials and techniques that would inform and inspire his trademark rigitulle method.

After the war ended, Matégot opened a workshop in Paris and began to create handcrafted furniture that didn't conform to established styles of the time. Matégot explored merging traditional and non-traditional materials — he worked with formica, glass and natural materials such as rattan — and engaged in other forward-looking experiments. Matégot soon patented his career-defining rigitulle technique and material, which saw the designer working with metal tubing and perforated metal sheets and producing thin, airy folds into the metal as if he were manipulating fabric or paper.

Many of Matégot’s designs for table lamps, pendants, tables and more are reflective of the rigitulle technique, but the best-known work that exemplifies this process is his elegant three-legged Nagasaki chair, which he exhibited in 1954 at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. The original Nagasaki chair gave way to a collection that included a stool and an armchair. Matégot’s Nagasaki dining chair has been reissued by Gubi and is part of the permanent collection at the Vitra Design Museum, which is home to one of the world’s most important furniture collections.

Matégot created a range of smaller items for the home — serveware, side tables and magazine racks, each distinctive in their fluid and organic forms — but halted his career in design and moved to Angers in the early 1960s in order to turn to creating art. Today he is known for his abstract tapestries as well as his furnishings.

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Creator: Mathieu Matégot
White Mid Century Magazine Rack by Mathieu Matégot produced in France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare white mid century magazine rack in metal by Mathieu Matégot produced in France 1950s. In good original condition. Dimensions: H: 51 cm / 20" W: 47 cm / 18.5" D: 14 cm / 5.5"
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Black Metal Two-Tier Magazine Rack
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Stamford, CT
A French Matégot metal magazine rack which is both modern and whimsical from the 1950, perforated metal, metal, and brass.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mid Century Magazine Rack by Mathieu Matégot in White Painted Metal France 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare mid century white magazine rack designed by Mathieu Matégot produced in France during the 1950s. In good original condition. Dimensions: H: 14.57 in (37 cm) W: 15.75 in (40 cm...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

French “Butterfly” magazine rack by Mathieu Matégot 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
“Butterfly” magazine rack by Mathieu Matégot dating from 1954. French manufacturing by Ateliers Matégot. Geometric model in black lacquered steel rods and perforated sheet metal. Ite...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mid-Century Mathieu Matégot Metal Black and White Bookstand for Artimeta, 1956
By Tomado, Artimeta, Mathieu Matégot
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Vintage Magazine Holder by Mathieu Matégot for Artimeta, France 1950 Introduce timeless elegance into your living space with this exquisite Vintage Magazine Holder designed by the r...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal, Sheet Metal

Mathieu Mategot magazine holder For Artimeta Soest 1960s x
By Artimeta, Mathieu Matégot
Located in Den Haag, NL
Vintage design magazine holder of perforated metal. Nice bright Red color The magazine holder is designed by Mathieu Mategot for Artimeta, Soest in the early sixties. The condition i...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Mategot Magazine Rack
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mathieu Mategot (1910-2001) Magazine Rack. Enameled and perforated metal. France, 1950s
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot White Lacquered Metal Magazine Holder, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Magazine holder, designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by ateliers Matégot (France), circa 1950. Folded, perforated metal. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. With some rust. Seems to have been repainted many years ago. Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001) was a Hungarian and French designer and material artist. He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950s. Born and educated in Budapest, he moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Mategot Black Metal Magazine Holder, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Magazine holder, designed by Mathieu Mate´got. Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot (France), circa 1950. Folded, perforated metal. In original condition, with minor wear consistent...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

White Metal Magazine Holder by Mathieu Matégot, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Metal Magazine Holder, designed by Mathieu Matégot. Circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. With some rust. One arm is missing. Material: Folded, perforated metal. Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001) was a Hungarian and French designer and material artist. He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950s. Born and educated in Budapest, he moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot White Magazine Holder, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Magazine holder, designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot (France), circa 1950. Folded, perforated metal. In good condition, with minor wear consistent with...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Mategot Magazine Holder Butterfly, circa 1950, France
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Brussels, BE
Mathieu Mategot magazine holder, Butterfly model, circa 1950, France. Manufactured by Les Ateliers Matégot. Black lacquered folded and perforated metal. Dimensions: 36 cm W, 38 cm...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Magazine Rack Mathieu Mategot for Artimeta, 1950’s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Delft, NL
Designer: Mathieu Mategot Producer: Artimeta Origin: the Netherlands Material: Metal Condition: Good Dimensions: 52.5cm H, 23cm D, 49cm W Color: Black.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Mid-Century Modern Black Metal Magazine Holder, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Magazine holder designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot (France), circa 1950. Folded, perforated metal. In good original condition, with minor wear consist...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Wicker and Iron Magazine Rack
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mathieu Matégot wicker and iron magazine rack Hand woven handle Signature perforated metal detail Sculptural design Natural color variations in the ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Iron

Mathieu Matégot Black Lacquered Metal Magazine Holder, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Magazine holder, designed by Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by ateliers Matégot (France), circa 1950. Folded, perforated metal. In good original condition, with minor wear consis...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

1950 Magazine Rack in Metal After M. Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Marseille, FR
Magazine rack 1950 in perforated metal, cream lacquered after Matthieu Matégot. Dimension height 64 cm for a length of 43 cm and a depth of 26 cm. ...
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20th Century Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Wrought Iron

Mathieu Matégot Java Magazine Holder 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire
Portes-revues "Java" - Magazine holder by Mathieu Matégot folded steel Original white paint, Edition Les Ateliers Matégot circa 1955 Ex-collection Pierre Bergé Like a coutur...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Steel

Mathieu Mategot Black Butterfly Magazine Holder with Folded Perforated Metal
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Westport, CT
Mathieu Mategot Black Butterfly Magazine Holder with Folded Perforated Metal.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Perforated Sheet Black Lacquerd Magazine Rack, French by Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This is a very nice magazine rack made of black lacquered perforated sheet of metal. This is a work by famous designer Mathieu Matégot Circa 1970.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Mategot Mid Century Modern Black Hairpin Metal Mesh 2 Tier Magazine Rack
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mathieu Mategot Mid Century Modern Black Hairpin Metal Mesh 2 Tier Magazine Book Stand. Item features iron construction, Plenty of storage, Very nice vintage item, Clean modernist li...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Iron

Mathieu Matégot Magazine Rack
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Miami, FL
Mathieu Matégot iron magazine rack.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Iron

Mathieu Matégot White Metal Magazine Rack 1950s, France
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare magazine rack by Mathieu Matégot in white enameled metal. Original condition with strong and beautiful patina.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Mid-Century Magazine Rack in White Painted Metal, France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare magazine rack designed by Mathieu Matégot and produced in France during the 1950s. In good vintage condition and showing patina from age and use.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Magazine Rack by Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in New York, NY
Black magazine rack with perforated metal by Mathieu Matégot France, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Folded Yellow and White Metal Magazine Holders, France 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of Mathieu Matégot Folded Yellow and White Metal Magazine Holders, France, 1950s
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Vintage Magazine Holder Perforated Metal circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Introduce a captivating piece of design history with the Mathieu Matégot Vintage Magazine Holder. This magazine holder, designed by the renowne...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Folded Magazine Stand
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Berlin, DE
Really nice Mathieu Matégot beige Folded Magazine Stand in vintage condition.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Modernist Folded Magazine Stand, by Mathieu Matégot for Artimeta Soest, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot, Artimeta
Located in Schagen, NL
Wonderful folded magazine rack, holder with typical perforated metal base. The piece was designed by Mathieu Matégot for Artimeta Soest, circa 1955. It remains in a good vintage cond...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Iron and Bronze Petite Two Tier Stand or Shelf Display
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Westport, CT
Mathieu Matégot black iron and bronze mesh two tier stand / shelf display Piece. Hungarian born 1910 -2001, then turned nationality French designer circa 1950s, pioneered perforated...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Bronze, Iron

Rare Mathieu Matégot Double Folded Black Metal Magazine Holder, France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Den Haag, NL
Rare Mathieu Matégot double folded black metal magazine holder, France, 1950s.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Rare Asymmetrical Mathieu Matégot Magazine Holder in Red Metal, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Den Haag, NL
Magazine holder designed by Mathieu Matégot, rare Asymmetrical model in red metal. Manufactured by Ateliers Matégot, circa 1950. Folded, perforated metal.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Matégot Bookshelf Jardinière Library
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in London, GB
Matégot is perhaps the last and most important metalsmith of the French after war era. Had incredible originality in his design. Always very poetic in his realization. Time to collec...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Steel

Magazine Holder by Mathieu Matégot for Artimeta Netherlands, circa 1950
By Artimeta, Mathieu Matégot
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful magazine holder by Mathieu Matégot, manufacutred by Artimeta in the Netherlands around 1950. It is made of high quality black perforated metal, making it an eye-catching a...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mathieu Matégot Magazine Racks and Stands

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot magazine racks and stands for sale on 1stDibs.

Mathieu Matégot magazine racks and stands are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Mathieu Matégot magazine racks and stands, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original magazine racks and stands by Mathieu Matégot were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider magazine racks and stands by Jacques Adnet, Maison Baguès, and Maison Jansen. Prices for Mathieu Matégot magazine racks and stands can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $499 and can go as high as $5,900, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,670.

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