Artifort F300 by Pierre Paulin, 1967
"A chair should be more than simply functional." [Pierre Paulin]
A wonderful example of the design skills of Pierre Paulin: this iconic F300 chair. This particular one is reupholsterd and refoamed with great respect for the design by a skilled upholsterer. The result is just stunning!
Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) made a considerable impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil, at an international furniture show organised by Kho Liang le. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many prizes worldwide. His work remains timeless and progressive even today. This is not form for form’s sake but applied design. With comfort as the constant starting-point. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the French presidents Pompidou and Mitterrand in the Elysée Palace in Paris. Pierre Paulin died on 13 June 2009. The French president Sarkozy honoured him as "the man who made design an art". In the same year, Paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI).
In excellent condition! A rare beast!
Seat height: 31cm