Lounge chair F598 by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1970
[SOLD] Iconic chair 'Groovy' by french designer Pierre Paulin for the dutch Artifort, 1970's. An imposing chair not only by its size but mostly by its sculptural lines: a true modernist statement in yellow-orange fabric.
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 fruitfull collaboration.
What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many international prizes. 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.
Artifort still includes many of Paulin’s designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies in its permanent collection. 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 in a hospital in Montpellier (France). The French president Sarkozy honoured him as "the man who made design an art". In November 2009, Paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI).
A great opportunity to own a piece of design history.
In very good condition with its original fabric without any damages or discolourisation. As one of the photos shows (10), there is a vague darker spot (3cm by 1,5cm) on the seat. This is only visible with specific light and angle. A rare survivor! Untouched and still retaining all of its seventies splendor.
Who's interior is ready for this piece of design?
Total height: 65cm