Key facts

Product:
Nakasaki chair
Family:
Nagasaki
Manufacturer:
GUBI
Designer:
Mathieu Mategot
Architonic ID:
1131359
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1950
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Seating/seating system...-Restaurant chairs
Gastronomy-Restaurant chairs

Product description

MATERIAL
Perforated metal

COLOUR
Chair: black/black, black/red, black/yellow and black/white

MEASUREMENT
Chair: H: 74 cm, W: 54 cm, D: 50 cm, Seat height: 45 cm

Product family

Concept

The three-legged Nagasaki chair was designed in 1954 by Mathieu Matégot and is still his best-known piece. The Nagasaki chair is included in the permanent exhibition at the Vitra Design Museem.

The Nagasaki chair is made of perforated metal sheet and features unique details, such as the tiny stirrup that holds the seat and the legs together. The delicately curved perforated steel seat and back creates a sense of lightness. Today, the chair symbolises 1950s design. Matégot was the first person to combine metal tubing with perforated sheet metal – “rigitulle”, a pairing that characterises his work.

In addition to the chair, a matching Nagasaki bar stool is also part of the Nagasaki Collection and is also made of perforated metal but with four tubular metal legs.