Mythical French designer of the 70s, Pierre Paulin revolutionized the traditional concept of furniture with an elegant, fun and utilitarian, full of shapes, curves and bright colors.
Pierre Paulin’s work has adapted to many places and circumstances, completely revolutionizing traditional furniture. Paulin invented a radically new language, full of rounded shapes, bold colors and contemporary materials. The furniture in the style Paulin, curved shapes are usually inspired elements of nature. His works are in the permanent collections of some of the world’s major museums such as MOMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Demisch Danant in Paris.
Some of his creations are reissued year after year as the legendary Lounge Chair. In the mid 50´s imagined a series of seats made of metal structure, covered in foam and wrapped in stretch fabric. Were rounded forms of animal and vegetable inspiration, like flowers about to open or shells in the bottom of the sea. The most famous design is the chair this time F-560, popularly known as Mushroom, a denomination that hates Paulin since their objective was not invent a mushroom-shaped chair, but modern language recreate the famous Louis XIV armchairs.
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