Pierre Paulin, ‘Amphys couch’, 1960, Jousse Entreprise
Pierre Paulin, ‘Amphys couch’, 1960, Jousse Entreprise
Pierre Paulin, ‘Amphys couch’, 1960, Jousse Entreprise

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About Pierre Paulin

Mushrooms, oysters, tongues, and tulips are some of the iconic shapes French designer Pierre Paulin was best known for creating. Having trained under Parisian designer Marcel Gascion, Paulin was influenced by the Scandinavian aesthetic as well as American pre-fabricated designs by Charles and Ray Eames and Florence Knoll. Inspired to develop his own brand of accessible luxury, Paulin began designing and manufacturing seats made of molded wood lined with foam padding and fashioned with a stretch elastic jersey fabric for Thonet-France. Paulin’s forward-looking, innovative designs for affordable chairs, divans, and sofas in an array of bright and vivid colors, most notably Mushroom, Tongue flesh and Ribbon chair, among others, can be found in contemporary art and design collections around the world, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris.

French, 1927-2009

Solo Shows

2015
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Pierre Paulin: L'homme moderne

Group Shows

2017
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Innovation: made in France II
2016
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
made in France
2015
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Selected Works
2014
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Textured Planes: Sheila Hicks, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Paulin

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ Basel 2018
2017
Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ 2017
2017
Demisch Danant at The Salon Art + Design 2017
2017
Demisch Danant at TEFAF NY Spring 2017
2017
Demisch Danant at FOG Design+Art 2017
2016
Demisch Danant at The Salon Art + Design 2016
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