Oyster ChairPierre Paulin $2,956.00
The Oyster chair was designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960 and remains a much-loved classic in the Artifort Collection. It's the quintessential classic shell chair from the 1960s. The chair's deep seat and high back ensure superior comfort and promote fatigue-free, extended relaxation while reading or lounging. A strong, polished chrome frame supports and cradles the shell in a minimalist structural gesture that further amplifies the refined elegance of the design. The Oyster was produced continuously from 1960 to 1979 and then brought back by popular demand in 1999. Paulin's Oyster chair possesses an easy-going charm and a level of sophistication that must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
Measurements: W 35.8" X H 33.5" X D 29.1"
Measurements, Ottoman: W 29.1" X H 16.1" X D 17.7"
Materials: Beech Wood Seat Shell, High-Density Cushion Core, Polished Chrome Base, Selected Upholstery
Note: Free fabric samples are available for this product and can be viewed in Step 2 below. Please call our design team directly at 800-959-4729 for a personal consultation based on your specific preferences and intended use.V4 Design Specialists - Artifort Product Catalog
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Mention Artifort and Pierre Paulin immediately springs to mind. The brand and designer are inextricably linked. Their deep bond and collaborative history are legendary within the design world and each, undeniably, drove the other to greater heights of commercial success and critical acclaim. By the early 1960s Paulin's sculptural designs were so successful and sought after in the international market that Artifort's production facilities could barely keep up with demand. French presidents Pompidou and Mitterand commissioned Paulin to design interiors in the Elysee Palace in Paris, further amplifying his notoriety and significance as a visionary, multi-talented designer. Pierre Paulin continued to design and collaborate with Artifort until his death on June 13th, 2009 in Montpellier, France. In November, 2009 Paulin was posthumously awarded the prestigious title, "Royal Designer of Industry" by the Royal Society of the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce. Today, Pierre Paulin designs are included in permanent collections of prestigious museums throughout the world.
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