Description

The Satellite wall lamp by Gubi is based on Mathieu Matégot’s design from 1953. Its two lantern-like shades are an application of Rigitulle, a technique and material invented by the French designer himself: a sheet of metal is bent and folded to form an oblong shape. The perforated and pleated metal shades create an illusion of soft fabric and filter light in a pleasant, festive manner. The long metal arms give the wall lamp an airy, distinct look.

Gubi

Satellite wall lamp, black and white


Availability

3–4 weeks

Quantity


Material
Metal, steel
Colour
White, black
Length
Stem: 100 / 90 cm
Width
166 cm
Depth
57,5 cm
Height
119 cm, shade: 28 cm
Diameter
Shade: 21,5 cm, wall bracket: 22 cm
Bulb base
2 x E27
Light source
5W LED (included)
Luminous flux
185-250lm
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Energy label
A+ - E
Voltage
240V
Nominal frequency
50 Hz
Certifications and labels
CE marked: tested and approved according to European standards
Plug
EU plug
Cable length
180 cm
Cable colour
Black
Cable material
Textile
Weight
4,1 kg
Dimmable
No

Mathieu Matégot

After studying at Budapest's School of Fine Arts in Budapest, Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001) created scenery and tapestries for the National Theatre. He settled in France in 1931 and as a volunteer in the French army, was captured and not released until 1944. After returning home, he started producing handmade furniture in Paris. For a decade Matégot created various design classics but at the beginning of the 60’s changed course to focus on the design of tapestries, for which he won international acclaim.

Matégot’s organic forms and lightness of touch create a sense of joy and the ground breaking and innovative techniques that he employed result in aesthetic and, above all, contemporary 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 1950’s designs would later be considered iconic.

Today, Matégot’s designs are equally fit for purpose as when they were originally conceived and his legendary designs are both timeless and classic.

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