Design Pierre Paulin, 1991.
Foam upholstered, steel, aluminum base.
Made in The Netherlands by Artifort.
'A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful.'
In 1991 Pierre Paulin enriched the Classic Collection with a comfortable, more businesslike chair, the Ben Chair. The Ben Chair unites classic opinions about robust seating pleasure with a contemporary, slim design accented by an aluminum base.
Pierre Paulin studied stone carving and clay modeling at the Ecole Camondo in Paris in the early fifties where he began designing furniture for Thonet. In 1958, he became the designer for Artifort where he created a series of sculptural chairs with an inner structure of steel tubing, covered in foam and fabric. In 1968, Paulin collaborated with Le Mobilier National and received many important government commissions including furniture and interiors for the Elysee Palace in Paris. He also designed home appliances.
Base is offered with an anodized aluminum finish.
29.5' h | 30.7' d | 28' w | seat; 16.5' h