Design Pierre Paulin, 1960 Beech shells, upholstery, steel Made in Holland by Artifort
The Orange Slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of the most popular design armchairs in the world. This iconic armchair makes any room more cheerful, spacious and open.
Anyone who sees several Orange Slice chairs grouped together cannot fail to be touched by the playfulness of the composition. From different visual angles, the Orange Slice shows several stages of ‘curl up’. In fact, the chair seems to change shape every time you look at it.
The armchair comprises two completely identical shells of pressed beech, covered with foam on a chromed or powdercoated metal frame.
Pierre Paulin (1927) made a considerable impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil, at an international furniture show organised by Kho Liang le. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many prizes worldwide. His work remains timeless and progressive even today. This is not form for form’s sake but applied design. With comfort as the constant starting-point. Artifort still includes many of Paulin’s designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies in its permanent collection. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the French presidents Pompidou and Mitterrand in the Elysée Palace in Paris. Pierre Paulin died on 13 June 2009 in a hospital in Montpellier (France). The French president Sarkozy honoured him as "the man who made design an art". In November 2009, Paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI)
Upholstery Textile or leather.
Base: Chrome or powder coated.
Dimensions: Low: 31.5" w | 33" d | 27.6" h | seat: 16.1" h High: 31.5" w | 33" d | 31.5" h | seat: 17.7" h