The seeds of the extremely fruitful relationship between Pierre Paulin (1927) and Artifort were sown in 1958. At the suggestion of Kho Liang Ie, Artifort held an international furniture show in the new exhibition rooms in Maastricht. Paulin made a great impression with a contemporary shell chair and quickly became a freelance designer for Artifort after the show. What sets his designs apart is their striking sculptural quality that has earned Paulin many international prizes. His work remains timeless and, is modern and progressive to this day. Artifort still includes his designs dating from the 1960's and 70's in its permanent collection, even though they are almost 50 years old. Paulin's work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he has also designed such things as the interior of the private apartments of the French presidents Pompidou and Mitterand in the ElysΘe Palace in Paris. Pierre Paulin's significance for Artifort extends beyond his designs. He also introduced a new technique to the company in which the basic structure of furniture no longer consists of a wooden framework, but a tubular steel frame.
|Chair Design: Lounge chair||Upholstered: Yes|
|Pattern: Solid||Frame Material: Metal|
|Style: Modern||Country of Manufacture: Netherlands|
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Artifort Little Globe Chair by Pierre Paulin