Mategot Copacabana Coffee Table by Gubi
Design Mathieu Matégot, 1954
The acknowledged and innovative designer Mathieu Matégot, has created an iconic footprint for any interior design, and the designing of the Copacabana Coffee Table was certainly no exception. The Copacabana Coffee Table has with its slender articulated legs been a great example of how satisfying Matégots designs and products was for the demands of the day - the demand for light furniture, easy to move and almost transparent, so that it does not clutter up rooms and spaces. The Copacabana Coffee Table is a circular lacquered metal table decorated with large perforations supported by three slender legs all in black.
Mathieu Matégot's organic forms and lightness of touch create a sense of joy and the ground breaking and innovative techniques that he applied resulted in unique aesthetics and, above all, contemporary designs. Today, Matégot's designs are equally fit for the purpose as when they were originally conceived, and his legendary designs are both timeless and classic.
Like many of his peers Mategot travelled the world in search of inspiration, techniques and upon return transformed these impressions into his own unique designs and interpretations. Wether it was industrial processes or aesthetics, he always collected and interpreted - he even patented and set up his own production to apply these new technologies into his designs, He was a true innovator of his time!