Inspiration Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin is without doubt one of the most influential French designers of his generation. A talented creator, he has contributed to the evolution of the very concept of design, thanks to emblematic works that can be found today in the world’s greatest museums. Very inspired by nature, let’s discover some of his creations.

The Ribbon chair

Revolutionary in its shape, colours and design, the Ribbon Chair has become a Pop Art icon. Preferring round shapes to the symmetrical lines in vogue at the time, Pierre Paulin disrupted the codes, and it is not for nothing that he won a prize for design innovation at the prestigious Chicago Design Award.

The Pumpkin armchair

Let’s now take a look at Pierre Paulin’s Pumpkin armchair. Did you know that it was created in 1970 following a commission from President Pompidou? His objective was to promote French art and make it known throughout the world. We can say that he succeeded, since this armchair (also available as a sofa) was awarded the Red Dot Design Award.

Our Pumpkin collection

The Mushroom armchair

The Mushroom armchair has the particularity, often found in Pierre Paulin, of having a hidden structure. The piece must above all be comfortable and accessible to the greatest number of people. The designer offers his armchair in several colours to suit a wide audience.

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The Tulip chair

Created in 1965, the Tulip armchair is a work of “organic pop”. Designed in foam on a disc base, it is inspired by a blooming tulip (the armrests and backrest representing the petals of the flower). Reissued by Artifort in 2003, this piece of contemporary design continues to inspire designers around the world and to enter our homes.

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Marie Laplantine