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The Ruban armchair by Pierre Paulin

At the heart of the Parisian cultural scene, Pierre Paulin will be the subject of a highly anticipated retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in May 2016! For this unique occasion, we wanted to pay tribute to him in our own way by presenting the incredible Ribbon chair or F582 armchair.

In 1965, Pierre Paulin gave birth to one of the most beautiful design innovations of the 20th century: the Ribbon chair. This seat is distinguished from its contemporaries by its extremely ergonomic support. The folded ribbon-shaped seat offers remarkable comfort thanks to the following features: bold curves, curved shapes and foam padding. The Ribbon Chair quickly gained international recognition! In 1969, it was awarded the famous Chicago Design Award, a prize for the best design innovations

 

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The Ribbon Chair also owes its success to the famous textile designer Jack Lenor. He designed the psychedelic fabric that is so characteristic of this legendary piece:

 

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Even today, the Paulin armchair still seduces connoisseurs: it is part of the prestigious collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. A timeless creation, this seat finds its place in contemporary interiors with incredible perfection!

Technical characteristics
The structure is made of steel, upholstered with foam and covered with fabric. It is fixed on a lacquered wooden base. The chair can be supplied with an ottoman.
It was produced by Artifort in 1966 and since 2003.
Size: W. 100 x H. 72 x D. 74 cm.

 

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