About Us

oikos is a Greek owned company which retails and wholesales contemporary furniture, lighting and design items for homes, apartments, offices and public places such as restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and hotels.

Since 1980 located in Kolonaki the heart of Athens, oikos, with its two showrooms, has remained as the most progressive and sophisticated furniture and object store.

MATHIEU MATÉGOT : A PRECURSOR OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001) was a Hungarian designer, an architect and a material artist.  He was one of the most renowned French designers of the 1950’s. He imagined innovative household objects and furniture that adapted themselves to the 1950’s new aesthetics and interiors. In the late 1940’s, he was the first to use perforated steel that he lacquered in black and poetically named “Rigitulle”.

Like many of his peers Matégot traveled the world in search of inspiration, techniques and upon return transformed these impressions into his own unique designs and interpretations. He developed a machine that could bend, fold and fashion sheet metal like a piece of fabric, which, in turn, gave him a great deal of freedom of expression.

But words cannot explain his stunning work in furniture and small objects, therefore we present you a couple of images to navigate you through this amazing work and talent!

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