Design Pierre Paulin, 1964 Leather harness over steel frame Made in Holland by Artifort
"A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly and fun." -Pierre Paulin
Still unconventional after all these years, this timeless design will be a classic for many years to come. The Butterfly is Pierre Paulin's answer to The Bauhaus. A wink and a nod to Mies, Mr. Breuer and Le Corbusier. Available in black saddle leather, natural saddle leather and black and white cowhide. The frame is brushed stainless steel. Butterfly has been included in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
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.