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abcd chair

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Design Pierre Paulin, 1966
Internal frame, upholstery
Made in Holland by Artifort

"A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful." -Pierre Paulin

In 1969, ABCD won the Monza Design Award. And rightly so. The shape of Pierre Paulin's ABCD series seems to be derived from an egg-box. It's powerful, protective and yet elegant. Its curves look like waves. Organic and soft. Relaxing. Creating space for everyone who sits on it. Supportive. Ideal for lobbies, lounges or any modern space.

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.

34.6" w | 26" h | 33.8" d | seat: 16.5" h