Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), ‘Elysée couch & Lampadaire’, Couch: 1972-lamp: 1965, Jousse Entreprise
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Elysée couch & Lampadaire, Couch: 1972-lamp: 1965

Beige wool and white or red enamelled metal
25 3/5 × 90 3/5 × 35 2/5 in
65 × 230 × 90 cm
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Location
Paris
About the work
Jousse Entreprise
Paris

Couch: 65 x 230 x 90 cm; lamp: 193 x 38 x 38 cm

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Design/Decorative Art
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Courtesy of: Marc Domage
Pierre Paulin (1927-2009)
French, 1927–2009
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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.

Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), ‘Elysée couch & Lampadaire’, Couch: 1972-lamp: 1965, Jousse Entreprise
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About the work
Jousse Entreprise
Paris

Couch: 65 x 230 x 90 cm; lamp: 193 x 38 x 38 cm

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Image rights
Courtesy of: Marc Domage
Pierre Paulin (1927-2009)
French, 1927–2009
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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.

Elysée couch & Lampadaire, Couch: 1972-lamp: 1965

Beige wool and white or red enamelled metal
25 3/5 × 90 3/5 × 35 2/5 in
65 × 230 × 90 cm
Sold
Location
Paris
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