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Orange Slice Chair
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Orange Slice Chair

About the Design

Designed in 1960, the playful Model F437, or, more commonly, the Orange Slice chair, was organic before it was trendy to be so. Its rounded, concave shells — which appear to be curling up or unfurling based on your perspective of the brightly colored piece — appropriately resemble its pulpy namesake. French designer Pierre Paulin (1927–2009) created this chair as part of his half-century-long association with Dutch manufacturer Artifort. It is emblematic of his creative roots in sculpture as a student at the École Camondo in Paris as well as the inspiration he found in prominent innovative designers like Charles and Ray Eames.

Paulin designed furniture for Thonet early in his career, but the forms that defined the better-known work he produced at Artifort, such as the Tongue chair and the Mushroom chair, were far more fluid and abstract. In the early 1950s, Paulin was working with bent plywood, and by the 1960s, he was exploring synthetics such as polyurethane foam and rubber. The charming and cheeky Orange Slice — which is comprised of identical curved shells of foam-covered pressed beech mounted on a chromed or powder-coated metal frame — was designed at the juncture between the purely functional modernism, the colorful and exuberant Space Age and the postmodernist era. Artifort continues to produce the chair, adding an accompanying ottoman and an expanded range of upholstery options, including leather and other structured fabrics by textile manufacturer Kvadrat, to the collection.

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Mid Century Orange Slice Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1980s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
The famous Artifort orange slice chair by Pierre Paulin. Designed in the 60's and produced in the 80's. Cute and very comfortable chair. It has chrome metal legs. The structure is in...
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Slice Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in Bouclé Wool Fabric, The Netherlands
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in Almelo, NL
The famous Artifort orange slice chair by Pierre Paulin. Designed in the 60's and produced in the 80's. Stylish and very comfortable chair. It has chrome metal legs. The structure is...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Artifort Orange Slice Junior Chair by Pierre Paulin
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
If you’re a design-lover and your son or daughter likes to have their own chair with the “big people” then Artifort’s Junior Collection is for you. Like the junior version of the Ora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Children's Furniture

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Textile

Artifort Orange Slice Armchair F437 by Pierre Paulin
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
The orange slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of the most popular design armchairs in the world. The iconic armchair makes every room more open, spacious and cheerful. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Armchairs

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Textile

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Armchair and Ottoman in Raf Simon Pilot Fabric
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
Orange lowchair Pilot by Kvadrat #552 orange Orange slice ottoman footstool Pilot by Kvadrat #552 Ottoman chrome The orange slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of th...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric

Artifort Orange Slice Armchair in Blue by Pierre Paulin
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
The orange slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of the most popular design armchairs in the world. The iconic armchair makes every room more open, spacious and cheerful. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Armchairs

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Textile

Orange Slice Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1980s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
The famous Artifort orange slice chair by Pierre Paulin. Designed in the 60's and produced in the 80's. Cute and very comfortable chair. This is a rare edition with (original) black ...
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Customizable Artifort Orange Slice Armchair by Pierre Paulin
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
The orange slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of the most popular design armchairs in the world. The iconic armchair makes every room more open, spacious and cheerful. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Armchairs

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Textile

Artifort Orange Slice Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin Model 437, 1950's
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Beautiful design icon designed by Pierre Paulin for the Dutch manufacturer Artifort. The armchair is called Orange slice and consists of two identical shells of pressed beech wood th...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Nickel

Customizable Artifort Orange Slice Armchair by Pierre Paulin
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
The Orange Slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of the most popular design armchairs in the world. The iconic armchair makes every room more open, spacious and cheerful. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Armchairs

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Textile

20th Midcentury Set of 8 Pierre Paulin Model CM 145 Chairs Meuble TV
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
Set of 8 Pierre Paulin chairs for the Meuble TV Edition. Mdel CM 145. 1955 editions, covered with a midnight blue Moleskin. First edition. H81 X lW46 X D50.  
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A design classic. Originally designed in 1960 this beautiful chair adds a sense of fun and cheer to any room it is situated in. Contructed to a very high standard, the chair stand...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Pierre Paulin "Orange Slice" Chairs with Ottoman for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Fun vintage grouping from Paulin's "Orange Slice" series. Chairs and ottoman in original chartreuse wool fabric. Signed with Artifort label. Minor light staining to seat of one chair...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Orange Leather Orange Slice Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1990s
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Vintage Orange Slice lounge chair. Design by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. Striking Dutch design from the 1960s. This version is from the 1990s. Original orange leather up...
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1990s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pierre Paulin "Orange Slice" Chair& Ottoman in New Upholstery for Artifort, 1960
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in The Hague, NL
Lounge chair & ottoman designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort manufacture, 1960s period, Holland. The model of the chair is called “Orange Slice", the inspiration for this design Pi...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

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