Designer: Pierre Paulin

pierre-paulin Pierre Paulin is one of the greatest representatives of French design. He is known for his modern spirit and the alliance he has created between rigour and organics.
He drew his inspiration and influences from Scandinavian furniture, Japanese style and the work of the Eames couple. The furniture he has created is characterised by real simplicity, functionality and durability. His chairs moulded in jersey are references, as shown by the success of the Ruban (1966) and Mushroom (1963) armchairs and the Amphis sofa (1969).


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Pierre Paulin was born in 1927 in France. After studying at the Camondo school, he joined the workshop founded by Pierre Guariche and Michel Mortier. His name and his work quickly made a name for themselves in the world of design. His creations were exhibited in 1953 at the Salon des Arts Ménagers. Later, he was in charge of the design of Christian Dior’s offices. In 1970, he began a collaboration with the Mobilier National and designed various pieces of furniture for President Georges Pompidou and then for President François Mitterrand at the Elysée Palace. In 1975, he founded the AD/SA agency with his wife. His creations are mythical pieces that are exhibited in major museums around the world. Paulin has truly marked the design of the 20th century with his daring vision.