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Ribbon Chair

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Ribbon Chair

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Design Pierre Paulin, 1966
Tubular steel, upholstery, lacquered wood
Made in Holland by Artifort

A completely upholstered design by Pierre Paulin from 1966 and a professional, innovative vision on the well-known ribbon form. Metal frame with horizontal springs, covered with foam and stretch fabric. A lacquered pressed-wood pedestal. A beautiful example of applied art. Featured in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

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).


Preffered fabrics: Kvadrat Tonus4 or Momentum by Jack Lenor Larsen. Other fabrics will cause a number of pleats to appear, which cannot be avoided.

Lacquered in the following colours:
RAL 3000 red
RAL 9005 black
RAL 9010 white
Silver grey


Ribbon Chair: 39.4" w | 28.3" h | seat: 15.4" h
Ottoman: 15.75" h | 30" w

Technical Specification Sheet