Learn about Paulin, Pierre

Born in Paris in 1927, Paulin is widely regarded as one of the most important twentieth century furniture designers. From a young age he had an interest in arts and crafts and went on to study clay modelling and stone carving at the Ecole Camondo in Paris before commencing work at Thonet in 1954. This early exposure to art and sculpture no doubt influenced his later free-form furniture designs when he began working with Dutch furniture maker Artifort in 1958. He was given freedom of expression and through the 1960's and 70s Paulin and Artifort were at the forefront of contemporary design. The 'Mushroom' chair was hugely innovative when it was introduced in 1960 with a tubular steel frame covered with foam. In 1968 he received the commission to refurbish the Louvre and many prestigious awards and international commissions followed throughout his working life. Highlights include the seating design for Expo ‘70 in Osaka and redesigning the private apartments and presidential office of the Elysee Palace.
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Peirre Paulin pair of the 'Groovy chair' for Artifort, model F598, original red fabric on metal base, 74 cm high, 85 cm wide, 64 cm deep, c1970s, Netherlands

A set of four easy chairs, after Pierre Paulin (Wear to upholstery)

Pierre Paulin (French, 1927-2009), ABCD Chair,designed c. 1970, manufactured by Artifort, Netherlands, steel frame, upholstered in orange wool over foam, on four casters, height 61 cm, width 84 cm, depth 76 cm

Pierre Paulin (French, 1927-2009), ABCD Chair, designed c. 1970, manufactured by Artifort, Netherlands, steel frame, upholstered in orange wool over foam, on four casters, height 61 cm, width 84 cm, depth 76 cm

Pierre Paulin (French, 1927-2009). Pair of orange slice armchairs, designed 1960 manufactured by Artifort, with grey wool fabric upholstery, (2)

A Tongue chair by Pierre Paulin (French, 1927-2009), for Artifort, Netherlands, design introduced 1967, green wool upholstery

Pierre Paulin, pair of ribbon chairs, c. 1966, manufactured by Artifort, metal frame with horizontal springs covered with foam and white stretch velveteen fabric, retains paper label 'Artifort Made in the Netherlands' (2). Each height 72 cm width 100 cm (2

Pierre Paulin, pair of ribbon chairs, c. 1966, manufactured by Artifort, metal frame with horizontal springs covered with foam and white stretch velveteen fabric, retains paper label 'Artifort Made in the Netherlands'. Each. Height 72 cm width 100 cm (2).

Pierre Paulin, green Tongue chair, designed 1967, steel frame with green fabric upholstery over foam, manufactured by Artifort. Approx. Height 63 cm. Width 80 cm. Depth 110 cm labels: Artifort label on green chair

Pierre Paulin, red Tongue chair, designed 1967, steel frame with red fabric upholstery over foam, manufactured by Artifort. Approx. Height 63 cm. Width 80 cm. Depth 110 cm

Pierre Paulin (French 1927 - 2009), a pair of 'Mushroom' chairs (model #560), designed in 1960. Upholstered in aubergine stretch fabric, these chairs date from the early 1970's and were reupholstered in?1992. Born in Paris in 1927, Paulin is widely regarde

Pierre Paulin F598 armchair, 1973, black upholstery, tubular steel, manufactured by Artifort. Height 64 cm. Width 84 cm

A pair of Pierre Paulin Tongue chairs in purple and navy fabric faded in both and not original in the navy

Pierre Paulin, 562 chair and stool, manufactured by Artifort in original velveteen yellow fabric

Pierre Paulin, pair of 562 chairs, manufactured by Artifort in grey fabric

Pierre Paulin, Abcd chair, c1970, in original wool red fabric

Pierre Paulin, pair of F598 chairs, manufactured by Artifort, upholstered in black stretch fabric over an organic tubular steel frame on aluminium slides. Original fabric

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