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Oyster Chair

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$2,956.00 295600

Oyster Chair

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Design Pierre Paulin, 1960
Foam upholstered shell, chrome frame
Made in The Netherlands by Artifort

The easy chair of the sixties. The chromed metal base is so minimalist that the wooden seating shell seems to float. All over the world, this chair decorated, and still decorates, the living areas of Artifort fans with a feeling for style. The Oyster was in the Artifort collection until 1979 and by request Artifort brought it back into the collection in 1999.

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).

Materials

Upholstery
Textile.

Base:Chrome or powder coated.

Dimensions: 35.8" w | 29.1" d | 33.5" h | seat: 14.2" h 

Technical Specification Sheet

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