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Pierre Paulin by Artifort Pale Green Fabric F598 Groovy Chairs

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Originally designed by Pierre Paulin in 1973 the F598 chair is now known as the Groovy chair referring to its iconic curvy silhouette. Manufactured by Artifort, these chairs feature a sculptural shape with the legs curving seamlessly into the seat and backrest. Upholstered in pale green fabric and finished with silver metal feet, these chairs perfectly balance comfort and style. A fantastic addition to any contemporary living space, these Groovy chairs will add a touch of fun while remaining design classics.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Paulin (Designer),Artifort (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.99 in (66 cm)Width: 31.5 in (80 cm)Depth: 29.14 in (74 cm)Seat Height: 14.57 in (37 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 2018
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. minor wear on the fabric and scuffs to the metal base as pictured.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AC000581stDibs: LU4510229196532

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About the Designer

Pierre Paulin

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. 

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