Tropique chair - without fringes, design by Mathieu Matégot édité par GUBI.
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More than five decades after it was first designed and 20 years since the death of its designer, GUBI is proud to pay homage to Mathieu Matégot with the relaunch of one of his most popular collections.
Out of production for decades, the Tropique Collection has been revived by GUBI for the 21st century, giving a new generation a chance to live ‘la dolce vita’ as Mátegot imagined it.
Combining material simplicity with a decadent aesthetic, Tropique comprises two dining chairs and a dining table. The frame of each piece is made from stainless steel rods, incorporating a distinctive statement curve at the feet – a signature of Matégot’s style and a feature that unites the collection into a clear and cohesive whole.
Developed soon after Matégot had returned from WW2 and set up his furniture workshop in Paris, Tropique was one of four key collections that established his reputation as a designer.
The curvaceous forms won the attention of some of the most prestigious design publications of the day and earned him a place at some of the most important events and exhibitions of his time. One such exhibition, Art & Decoration’s ‘La Fleur dans la Maison’ in 1950, showcased the Tropique Collection immersed in tropical flora, brilliantly demonstrating the design’s affinity with the natural world and the al fresco lifestyle.