Nagasaki Chair

Mathieu Matégot, 1950's


Mathieu Matégot's organic forms and lightness of touch creates a sense of joy in his designs.  Matégot was the first person to combine metal tubing with perforated sheet metal; a pairing that particularly characterizes his work. Many designers spend years developing their designs simply to make them better and better.  This was certainly not the case with Mathieu Matégot; he only devoted one decade to the design of furniture and interior accessories, yet these distinctive designs would later be considered iconic.  The Nagasaki Chair is one of few three-legged chairs and is still Matégot's best-known piece.  It is now included in the permanent exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

  • Three-legged chair in perforated powder lacquered metal sheeting and metal tubing.
  • Available in midnight back/venetian gold, midnight black/midnight black, and midnight black/cloud white
  • 29.1"h 21.3"l 19.7"w
  • 17.7" seat ht.
  • Made in Denmark by GUBI.
  • Also available as a stool.