07 Feb The Satellite collection: A homage to Mathieu Matégot by Gubi
The striking, bold and playful Satellite wall lamp, designed by Mathieu Matégot, is available once again after a wait of nearly seventy years by the Danish brand Gubi. With its geometrical shapes and finely-balanced arms creating outstanding sculptural aesthetics, the Satellite’s name and concept were Matégot’s tribute to the scientific progress and optimism found in post-war France. The Satellite Wall Lamp comprises two shades made from Rigitulle – Matégot’s technique of folding and bending perforated steel into an original oblong shaped lamp shade – which are mounted onto sculptural metal arms. The result is a unique interplay of transparency, weightlessness and balance, with a casting of light and shadow that is at once atmospheric and festive. Despite the name, it can also be mounted to the ceiling to create a stunning centerpiece. Matégot’s long sought-after ‘balloons on string’ design can once again make a bold statement in any interior, whether at home, corporate workplace or in hospitality.