Gubi Nagasaki Chair by Mathieu Mategot


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Nagasaki Chair by Mathieu Mategot for Gubi

The Nagasaki Dining Chair was designed in 1954 and is still Mathieu Matégot's best known piece. It was exhibited for the first time at the 1954 Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. Along with Arne Jacobsen's Ant Chair (1952) it is one of only a few three-legged models.

The chair is made of perforated sheet metal, Rigitulle, that characterizes Matégot's work and features unique details such as the little stirrup that holds the seat and legs together. Both back and seat are curved and arched, similar to a saddle. The overall effect is one of lightness.

The Nagasaki chair's highly graphic design construction is evocative of Le Corbusier's work for the Church of Ronchamp. Today, the chair is part of the permanent collection at the internationally known, privately owned Vitra Design Museum.

Designer: Mathieu Matégot, 1954
Manufacturer: GUBI
Dimensions: 22.8"w | 21.3"d | 29.1"h | 17.7"h seat


  • Perforated sheet metal
  • Felt glides available on request

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