Mathieu Matégot was a Franco-Hungarian designer and upholsterer. He was born in 1910 in the suburbs of Budapest, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1929. He traveled to the United States and Italy, before settling in Paris. Here he began working as a set designer and window dresser in department stores such as the Folies Bergère and the Galerie Lafayette. In the first post-war period he founded his studio and laboratory, dedicated to the experimental creation of furniture and furnishings. His designs are characterized by the extensive use of different materials, such as metal, glass, fabrics and leather. In 1959 Matégot abandoned the production of furniture to devote himself exclusively to the production of upholstery and tapestries, an activity that continued until 2001, the year of his death.