Starting at $3,854
As if Pierre Paulin had premonitions of flower power, the 1965 Tulip chair spreads its simple, half-opened petals around its occupant, inviting and warming at the same time. There is a dignified Tulip chair and an elegant, low Little Tulip and, most recently, the addition of a Little Tulip bar height design. The Tulip chair and ottoman is great for reading and relaxing while the smaller versions work exceptionally well in dining room, hospitality and commercial office settings. As a homage to Pierre Paulin, the Tulip and Little Tulip chairs with cross-base have been reintroduced into the Artifort collection.
Measurements Chair : W 35" X H 37" X D 32"
Measurements, Ottoman: W 28.3" X H 25.5" X D 20.5"
Materials: Steel Frame, High-Density Cushion Core, Polished Aluminum Disk Base or Non-Swivel Cross-Base, Selected Upholstery
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.