Design Pierre Paulin, 1960
Foam upholstered shell, chrome base
Made in Holland by Artifort
"A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful." -Pierre Paulin
The shape and size of Little Globe suggests open space... even in smaller environments. With its elegantly rounded pedestal, the Globe seems to have escaped from a James Bond movie. It is a luxurious and stylish design that made enthusiastic use of the latest technology of the time. Providing that true design is timeless. There is also a dignified Globe with a high back and optional ottoman. A perfect chair for the study, living room or a New York City apartment.
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.
low: 29.1" w | 33.8" d | 31.1" h | seat: 16.1" h
high: 29.1" w | 33.8" d | 32.7" h | seat: 17.7" h