Big Mushroom Chair
The Big Mushroom chair was originally designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960 as the F 562 and re-launched by Artifort in 2013 as a larger, companion piece to the iconic Mushroom chair. The Big Mushroom shares the exceptional design DNA of its popular sibling but further amplifies the form to provide an even more spacious seating area for lounging and relaxing. A playfully diminutive, Mushroom Junior chair based on Paulin’s classic design has also been added to the Artifort lineup to coincide with the re-introduction of the Big Mushroom. Now there’s a perfect seating solution for everyone who appreciates timeless design and exceptional comfort.
Measurements, Chair: W 43.3” X H 31.5” X D 39.8”
Measurements, Ottoman: W 18.1" X H 15"
Materials: Metal Framework, High-Density Cushion Core, Selected Fabric or Leather
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.