'A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful.' -Pierre Paulin
The design of the tulip lounge chair may well date to 1965, but it is still so fresh and contemporary that it is guaranteed not to wilt in even the most stodgy environments. The Tulip spreads its simple, half-open petals around the sitter, inviting and warming at the same time. Together with the footstool, it makes for an expressive, very comfortable combination.
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.
35' w | 32' d | 37' h | 15' seat
matching ottoman also available.