Mathieu Matégot, was born in 1910 near Budapest, Hungary and became one of the most renowned designers of the 1950s. He has created scenery and tapestries for the National Theatre and later settled in France, volunteering for the French army in World War II. As a prisoner of War he worked in a plant manufacturing mechanical accessories learning the techniques and potential of sheet metal. This knowledge led him to later design a collection of furniture and interior accessories combining perforated sheet metal and metal tubing. The Matégot Collection, from Gubi, is a series of his classic and iconic designs which are equally fit for purpose today as when they where created in the 1950s.