French designer Mathieu Matégot ranks among the most famous designers of the 1950s. Matégot’s trendsetting approach to form and materials has influenced the world of design heavily. He started creating furniture using metal and rattan, but ended up making perforated metal his signature medium. He opened a workshop in Paris, then moved it to Casablanca. His surprising use of materials like wood, leather and glass helped him become recognized on the international stage. The Nagasaki chair is widely thought of as his greatest creation.