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Paulin M Chair

Artifort F598 Groovy Armchair by Pierre Paulin, M-Chair
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Born in Paris in 1927, Pierre Paulin a created his best known pieces in cooperation with the Dutch manufacturer Artifort. The Tongue chair, the Ribbon chair, the Tulip — to name but ...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Artifort F598 Groovy Armchair by Pierre Paulin M-Chair, Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Born in Paris in 1927, Pierre Paulin a created his best known pieces in cooperation with the Dutch manufacturer Artifort. The tongue chair, the ribbon chair, the tulip — to name but ...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Artifort Groovy F598 (M chair) by Pierre Paulin in red
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Designed by Pierre Paulin in 1973. It is model F598 of Artifort also called M chair following its characteristic shape. It has become a collectors item, a real statement piece to bri...
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Vintage 1960s Armchairs

Materials

Metal

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Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
The groovy chair – or F598 – was designed by France’s top designer Pierre Paulin for Holland’s most Avant Garde furniture maker Artifort. Their compactness combined with great comfor...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
H 29.14 in. W 35.04 in. L 29.14 in.
Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
The groovy chair – or F598 – was designed by France’s top designer Pierre Paulin for Holland’s most Avant Garde furniture maker Artifort. Their compactness combined with great comfor...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
  • Groovy M-Chair by Pierre Paulin, 1970s
H 29.14 in. W 35.04 in. D 27.17 in.
Sculptural Chair Influenced by Pierre Paulin and M.C. Escher
By Pierre Paulin, M.C. Escher
Located in Norwalk, CT
Mid-Century Modern sculptural chair with M.C. inspires interlocking repeat bird's upholstery in tones of blue, burgundy and peach.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

F598 Groovy 'M' Chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1980s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in amstelveen, NL
The Groovy chair, or F598, was designed in 1973 by France’s top designer Pierre Paulin for Holland’s most Avant Garde furniture maker Artifort. Their compactness combined with great ...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Groovy M-Chairs by Pierre Paulin, Netherlands, Circa 1970
By Artifort
Located in Culver City, CA
Pair of groovy M-chairs by Pierre Paulin. Netherlands, Circa 1970. Beautiful pair of chairs in Creme Wool Boucle, produced by Artifort. Measures: 33”W X 25.25”D X 25.5”H x 1...
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20th Century Dutch Chairs

Materials

Wool, Bouclé

F598 Groovy 'M' Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1980s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in amstelveen, NL
The Groovy chair, or F598, was designed in 1973 by France’s top designer Pierre Paulin for Holland’s most Avant Garde furniture maker Artifort. Their compactness combined with great ...
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

F598 Groovy 'M' Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1980s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in amstelveen, NL
The Groovy chair, or F598, was designed in 1973 by France’s top designer Pierre Paulin for Holland’s most Avant-Garde furniture maker Artifort. Their compactness combined with great ...
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Paulin M Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal paulin m chair for your home. A paulin m chair — often made from fabric, metal and wool — can elevate any home. Find 668 options for an antique or vintage paulin m chair now, or shop our selection of 26 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the paulin m chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right paulin m chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made paulin m chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Pierre Paulin, Artifort and Thonet are consistently popular.

How Much is a Paulin M Chair?

A paulin m chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,174, while the lowest priced sells for $165 and the highest can go for as much as $28,500.

Artifort Biography and Important Works

The sterling reputation that Artifort enjoys isn’t limited to the innovative upholstery and fluid, organic shapes for which its products are widely known — the legendary Dutch brand’s vintage seating and other furniture is also celebrated for its embodiment of functionality, comfort and quality. These are among the principles that underpin the philosophy toward modern furniture design at Artifort, which has been at the crossroads of furniture and art for over 125 years.

Prior to 1928, the year Artifort officially became a brand, Jules Wagemans had a small upholstery business in Maastricht, the Netherlands. After setting up in 1890, his son, Henricus Wagemans, broadened the scope of the company to include furniture production. By the end of the 1920s, their showroom in Amsterdam had made them a recognizable brand across the Netherlands.

Then named H. Wagemans & Van Tuien, the company changed its name to Artifort after the economic recession. Artifort came from two Latin words meaning “art” and “strong” — a perfect description for the style of each design and the manufacturer’s intention to create sturdy furnishings. Artifort’s reputation for durable armchairs and sofas endures, and vintage editions of this seating are now family heirlooms in many homes.

Artifort became a magnet for high-profile and up-and-coming designers alike. Many furniture designers’ careers began thanks to collaborations with Artifort, such as Dutch industrial and jewelry designer Gijs Bakker and Indonesian-born designer Kho Liang Ie. Also known for designing the interiors at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Kho Liang Ie was an aesthetic consultant at Artifort and used his expertise to turn the company into a world-class brand. Perhaps his largest contribution, however, was attracting the talents of French furniture and interior designer Pierre Paulin and English furniture designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt.

Paulin’s bright and colorful lounge chairs, such as his Orange Slice chair and Mushroom chair, are still central to the Artifort identity. The revered designer not only introduced new construction techniques to Artifort furniture, but contributed fresh materials, Pop art colors and dazzling shapes to the mid-century modern era as a whole, while Harcourt deserves credit for popularizing Artifort internationally and extending their reach into foreign markets.

Another talent boom in the 1990s at Artifort yielded collaborations with Jasper Morrison, Wolfgang Mezger and René Holten. Iranian designer Khodi Feiz was named art director in 2014 and has continued the tradition of recruiting top designers such as Claesson Koivisto Rune, Ilse Crawford and Luca Nichetto.

Find a collection of vintage Artifort lounge chairs, tables and more on 1stDibs.

On the Origins of Europe

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Fabric Furniture

Furniture by Berber tribes of Morocco is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Berber Tribes of Morocco furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 757 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 140 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture from the Berber tribes of Morocco were created in the mid-century modern style in Africa during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for furniture from the Berber tribes of Morocco can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$95 and tops out at US$38,999, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,999 on average.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.