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Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), ‘Sconces and Sofa Multimo’, 1972 & 1969/1970, Jousse Entreprise
Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), ‘Sconces and Sofa Multimo’, 1972 & 1969/1970, Jousse Entreprise
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Sconces and Sofa Multimo, 1972 & 1969/1970

Lacquered metal
27 3/5 × 96 1/2 × 41 3/10 in
70 × 245 × 105 cm
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Location
Paris
About the work
Jousse Entreprise
Paris

Sconces each: 55 x 32 cm / Sofa: 70 x 245 x 105 cm

Sconces each: 55 x 32 cm / Sofa: 70 x 245 x 105 cm

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Image rights
Courtesy of: Adrien Dirand
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), ‘Sconces and Sofa Multimo’, 1972 & 1969/1970, Jousse Entreprise
Pierre Paulin (1927-2009), ‘Sconces and Sofa Multimo’, 1972 & 1969/1970, Jousse Entreprise
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About the work
Jousse Entreprise
Paris

Sconces each: 55 x 32 cm / Sofa: 70 x 245 x 105 cm

Sconces each: 55 x 32 cm / Sofa: 70 x 245 x 105 cm

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Image rights
Courtesy of: Adrien Dirand
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.

Sconces and Sofa Multimo, 1972 & 1969/1970

Lacquered metal
27 3/5 × 96 1/2 × 41 3/10 in
70 × 245 × 105 cm
Sold
Location
Paris
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