With the 20th century focus on outer space, Mathieu Matégot’s 1953 pendant was the designer’s nod to postwar scientific progress in France. Using the winking moniker Satellite, he fashioned the light in his favored “Rigitulle,” technique of bent perforated metal sheet that he handled like fabric to make the oblong-shaped lamp. The lampshade bespeaks the designer’s love of color and its pinhole surface exudes an atmospheric play of light amid a room.
Medium: 12.5" h x 8.5" dia (31.5x21.8cm)
Large: 15" h x 10.75" dia (38.4x27.2cm)
Cord length: 197" (500cm)
Bulb: max 60W incandescent, E26 socket
Recommended light source: tubular type T30 max