Artifort Pierre Paulin Oyster chair
At an international furniture show organised by Kho Liang le, Pierre Paulin (1927) made a considerable impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil. 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. 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).
Designer: Pierre Paulin
Specification: The frame of chair is chromed steel and the upholstery is grey hopsack.
Condition: 8/10 This chair has some slight scratches but over all in good condition
Pieces: Price is for 1 chair
Collection is from warehouse in Barking, Essex. We are open Monday- Friday 9-5 but please ring ahead in order for us to get piece ready. We can usually have piece delivered within M25 for £40 but please contact before purchasing.
We accept payment by Bank Transfer, Cash on delivery or collection, bankers draft, cleared cheques. We cannot accept paypal unless piece is sent with a signed for courier such as TNT, DHL or Parcelforce.
We are a company dedicated to all forms and types of chairs. We buy and sell various different brands of chair such as Vitra, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Knoll Studio, Carl Hansen to name but a few. We specialise in Charles & Ray Eames pieces and usually have a good amount in stock.
We have a small studio in Dalston, East London but all stock is kept in warehouse in Barking.
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