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
“I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003” Jacob says (both available at A+R). “I felt they had something in common,” he continues. “Iconic appearance, functional design, high quality, aesthetic design language and adaptable for many different kinds of interiors. I took these values as a guideline for any new designs added to the collection ever since.”