Pierre Paulin at the Centre Pompidou: the incredible exhibition not to be missed!

Until August 22nd, the Centre Pompidou is hosting a unique retrospective dedicated to one of the greatest French designers: Pierre Paulin. A must-see event, we couldn’t miss such an exhibition! So we went to the south gallery of the museum to contemplate and appreciate his work exhibited on 800 m2!



Remember, a few months ago we offered you the opportunity to discover the portrait of Pierre Paulin through an article tracing his life and work. We mentioned his interest in modernity, his Scandinavian influences, his attraction for Japanese style and of course his desire to design simple, functional and durable pieces. But in the end, who better than an exhibition to grasp the extent of his genius? Through the hundred or so objects presented (furniture, drawings, models, etc.), the “Pierre Paulin” retrospective accurately retraces the designer’s 40-year career.

The visit is structured around several highlights. You will have the pleasure of discovering his work for Meubles TV:


Furniture published during the 1950s

The fruit of his collaboration with the publisher Thonet:


Oyster armchair (1952), Steel wire seat (1955) | Chaussette seat 1957

But also the emblematic works of Pierre Paulin for Artifort:


F300 armchair (1964), Big Tulip armchair (1965), Groovy armchair (1972) | Orange Slice armchair (1960), Concorde bench (1966)


Tongue armchair (1967), Artifort seat (1960), Mushroom armchair (1963), Little Tulip armchair (1963) |Multimo armchair (1975)

The retrospective is also a unique opportunity to discover exceptionally rare creations:


Pacha chair (1970) | “Elysées Salon des Tableaux” chair (1971) and Mobilier National coffee table (1970)

But also to understand the creative process of Pierre Paulin through his different drawings as shown in the pictures below:


Of course, many other pieces of furniture, sketches and even lighting fixtures are on display! If you want to see the rest, there is only one way: go to the Centre Pompidou before 22 August 2016 !

To get all the info (address, prices…), go to our agenda section !