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Pierre Paulin Pumpkin

Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pumpkin 2 seater sofa - Pierre Paulin - 2019. White leather. Ligne Roset edition. Measures: H 70 x L 178 x P 83 cm. Mint condition.
Category

2010s European Other Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
H 27.56 in. W 70.08 in. D 32.68 in.
2 Seater Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin
By Pierre Paulin
Located in lyon, FR
2 seater pumpkin sofa by Pierre Paulin. White leather. Good condition. Designed in 1971 for the private flats of Claude and Georges Pompidou at the Elysée Palace. Circa 1980. Pr...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Canapes

Materials

Leather

  • 2 Seater Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin
  • 2 Seater Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin
  • 2 Seater Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin
  • 2 Seater Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin
H 27.56 in. W 70.08 in. D 32.68 in.
Pumpkin High Back Armchair - Pierre Paulin - 2011
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pumpkin High Back Armchair - Pierre Paulin Edition Ligne Roset Measure: H83xW105xD83cm Red velvet fabric Circa 2011.
Category

2010s European Other Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Pumpkin High Back Armchair - Pierre Paulin - 2011
  • Pumpkin High Back Armchair - Pierre Paulin - 2011
  • Pumpkin High Back Armchair - Pierre Paulin - 2011
  • Pumpkin High Back Armchair - Pierre Paulin - 2011
H 32.68 in. W 41.34 in. D 32.68 in.
Pumpkin Lounge Set by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset, 2000s
By Pierre Poulin, Ligne Roset
Located in Renens, CH
Pierre Paulin remains one of our personal favorites, and the pumpkin chair is his latest addition to our inventory: This seating was originally designed during the 1970s for use in C...
Category

Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

One-of-a-Kind Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair and Ottoman in Brazilian Cowhide
By Pierre Paulin
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
From Ligne Roset website: As suggested by its name, soft, organic, round shapes and firm seating comfort all characterize the Pumpkin collection. Resisting its appeal is impossible! ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cowhide

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Striking Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Chairs for Ligne Roset, a Pair
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Danville, CA
Bold deep magnetic red pair of Pierre Paulin Pumpkin chairs. Recent production. Techy woven red upholstery with micro black circles. Mint condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

Pierre Paulin "Pumpkin" Leather Sofa with Three Seats, circa 1970, France
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Girona, Spain
Pierre Paulin "Pumpkin" leather sofa with three seats. Designed for the Elysée Palace, Paris, France, circa 1970, France. Good vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
By Ligne Roset, Pierre Paulin
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Description From Ligne Roset website: As suggested by its name, soft, organic, round shapes and firm seating comfort all characterize the Pumpkin collection. Resisting its appeal is...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Polyester

  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
H 33 in. W 40 in. D 31 in.
Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pumpkin 2 seater sofa - Pierre Paulin - 2019. White leather. Ligne Roset edition. Measures: H 70 x L 178 x P 83 cm. Mint condition.
Category

2010s European Other Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
  • Pierre Paulin, Pumpkin 2 Seater Sofa, 2019
H 27.56 in. W 70.08 in. D 32.68 in.
Purple Pumpkin Set, Pierre Paulin, 2008
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Purple Pumpkin Set - Pierre Paulin Roset line edition 2008 Purple fabric in very good condition (a micro stain) 3-seater sofa: L240xP82xH70 Armchair: L107xH70xP82cm Pou...
Category

Early 2000s European Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric

Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Dronten, NL
Apple green pumpkin three-seater sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset France. Marked. Pierre Paulin's 1971 design for seating for the private apartments of Claude & Georges Pompi...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
H 27.56 in. W 98.43 in. D 32.68 in.
Brown Pumpkin - 2-Seater Sofa by Pierre Paulin - 2015
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Brown Pumpkin 2-seater sofa - Pierre Paulin Brown Alcantara Edition Ligne Roset Measures: H70xW178xD83cm Very good condition Circa 2015.
Category

2010s European Other Sofas

Materials

Textile

Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
By Ligne Roset, Pierre Paulin
Located in amstelveen, NL
Pumpkin 3-seater sofa designed by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset. Reupholstered in a boucle by Bisson Bruneel. A unique sofa. its first edition was for the private collection of forme...
Category

Early 2000s French Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
  • Pumpkin Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
H 28.35 in. W 98.43 in. L 28.35 in.
Design Classic Swivel Pumpkin Lounge Set by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
By Ligne Roset, Pierre Paulin
Located in Renens, CH
Pierre Paulin remains one of our personal favorites, and the pumpkin chair is his latest addition to our inventory: This seating was originally designed during the 1970s for use in C...
Category

Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool

Pierre Paulin "Pumpkin" Lounge Chairs for Ligne Roset, circa 2008
By Ligne Roset, Pierre Paulin
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pierre Paulin " Pumpkin " lounge chairs for Ligne Roset. circa 2008. This pair has been expertly restored in Alpaca Bouclé.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Plastic

Pierre Paulin " Pumpkin " Swivel Lounge Chair for Ligne Roset circa 2000s
By Pierre Paulin, Ligne Roset
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pierre Paulin " Pumpkin " swivel lounge chair for Ligne Roset. circa 2000s.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
By Pierre Paulin, Ligne Roset
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
From Ligne Roset website: As suggested by its name, soft, organic, round shapes and firm seating comfort all characterize the Pumpkin collection. Resisting its appeal is impossible! ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Polyester

  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
  • Pierre Paulin Pumpkin Armchair
H 33 in. W 40 in. D 31 in.
Pierre Paulin Leather Pumpkin Sofa
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Chicago, IL
Pumpkin sofa by Pierre Paulin. Original leather is soft and supple.
Category

20th Century French Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Pierre Paulin Leather Pumpkin Sofa
  • Pierre Paulin Leather Pumpkin Sofa
  • Pierre Paulin Leather Pumpkin Sofa
  • Pierre Paulin Leather Pumpkin Sofa
H 28 in. W 98 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Swiveling Pumpkin Armchairs by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
By Ligne Roset, Pierre Paulin
Located in Dorchester, MA
Pierre Paulin designed the iconic pumpkin armchair in the late 1960s as part of a suite for Georges Pomidou's residence at the Palais Élysée. He reissued it in 2007 for Ligne Roset. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pierre Paulin Pumpkin For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal pierre paulin pumpkin for your home. Frequently made of fabric, plastic and animal skin, every pierre paulin pumpkin was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer pierre paulin pumpkin, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each pierre paulin pumpkin bearing Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Pierre Paulin Pumpkin?

The average selling price for a pierre paulin pumpkin at 1stDibs is $4,473, while they’re typically $981 on the low end and $8,500 for the highest priced.

Pierre Paulin Biography and Important Works

Pierre Paulin introduced a fresh breeze into French furniture design in the 1960s and ’70s, fostering a sleek new space-age aesthetic. Along with Olivier Mourgue, Paulin developed furnishings with flowing lines and almost surreal naturalistic forms. And his work became such a byword for chic, forward-looking design and emerging technologies that two French presidents commissioned him to create environments in the Élysée Palace in Paris.

Paulin was born in Paris to a family of artists and designers. He initially sought to become a ceramist and sculptor and was studying in the town of Vallauris near the Côte d'Azur — a center for pottery making, where Pablo Picasso spent his postwar summers crafting ceramics — but broke his hand in a fight. He enrolled at the École Camondo, the Paris interior design school. There, Paulin was strongly influenced by the work of Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Arne Jacobsen, as was reflected in his early creations for the manufacturer Thonet-France. It was at the Dutch firm Artifort, which he joined in 1958, where Paulin blossomed. In a few years, he produced several of his signature designs based on abstract organic shapes. These include the Butterfly chair (1963), which features a tubular steel frame and slung leather, and a group of striking seating pieces made with steel frames covered in polyurethane foam and tight jersey fabric: the Mushroom (1960), Ribbon (1966) and Tongue (1967) chairs.

In 1971, the Mobilier National — a department of France’s Ministry of Culture in charge of furnishing top-tier government offices and embassies — commissioned Paulin to redesign President Georges Pompidou’s private apartment in the Élysée Palace. In three years, Paulin transformed the staid rooms into futuristic environments with curved, fabric-clad walls and furnishings such as bookcases made from an arrangement of smoked-glass U shapes, flower-like pedestal chairs and pumpkin-esque loungers. Ten years later, the Mobilier National called on Paulin again, this time to furnish the private office of President François Mitterand. Paulin responded with an angular, postmodern take on neoclassical furniture, pieces that looked surprisingly at home in the paneled, Savonnerie-carpeted Louis XVI rooms. As those two Élysée Palace projects show, Paulin furniture works well both in a total decor or when used as a counterpoint to traditional pieces. You will see on 1stDibs that Pierre Paulin’s creations have a unique personality: bright and playful yet sophisticated and suave. 

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.