Oyster Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

This Oyster chair designed by Pierre Paulin in the start of the 1960s has a nickel metal base and its design is so Minimalist that the wool upholstered wooden seating shell seems to float.
The wool upholstery with the typical 1960 brown grey color springs make it look great. At an international furniture show organized by Kho Liang Le, Pierre Paulin made a considerable impression with this contemporary seating shell. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many prizes worldwide. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the French presidents, Pompidou and Mitterrand in the Elysée Palace in Paris. Pierre Paulin died on 13 June 2009 in a hospital in Montpellier (France). The French president Sarkozy honoured him as "the man who made design an art". The Oyster was in the Artifort collection until 1979. This Oyster is an early 1960s edition and with lots of love for the original design, new upholstered with the original wool fabric and is again in very good condition. Ready to join another home for a new life.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1963
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Good
    Dimensions
    33.46 in. H x 35.43 in. W x 31.5 in. D
    85 cm H x 90 cm W x 80 cm D
  • Seat Height
    14.17 in. (36 cm)
  • Seller Location
    's Heer Arendskerke, Netherlands
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU202235401293
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2016

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in 's Heer Arendskerke, NL

More from this Seller

Teal Artifort Orange Slice Chair by Pierre Paulin
Teal Artifort Orange Slice Chair by Pierre Paulin
Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Orange slice chair designed by Pierre Paulin and produced by Artifort in the Netherlands. The chair stands on a chrome base and has been reupholstered with 100% wool, color no. 831 Toni...
Black Artifort Easy Chair and Ottoman from Geoffrey Harcourt Model 984
Black Artifort Easy Chair and Ottoman from Geoffre...
Artifort, Geoffrey Harcourt
Black easy chair and ottoman from Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort 1970s. This chair is in good condition, with minimal use marks. The Model 983 was just short in production as they laun...
Ultra Rare Yellow and Black Upholstered Artifort 115 by Theo Ruth, 1958
Ultra Rare Yellow and Black Upholstered Artifort 1...
Artifort, Theo Ruth
Very rare and hard to find 115 by Theo Ruth for Artifort in 1958. This model is so rare that its only pictured on one of the pages of the catalog from Artifort of there exposition of 19...
Black Chelsea Chair by Maurice Burke for Arkana
Black Chelsea Chair by Maurice Burke for Arkana
Arkana Furniture, Maurice Burke
Set of two black leatherette Chelsea chairs designed by Maurice Burke for Arkana ( GB ) These chair also called safari chairs are made in solid black painted wood with chrome tubular pi...
Pair of Deep Brown Leather Wassily Chairs, Marcel Breuer for Gavina, 1970s
Pair of Deep Brown Leather Wassily Chairs, Marcel ...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Leather, Chrome
Mid-20th century pair of Bruer "Wasily" chairs. One of the top ten most important chairs of the 20th century, this style is timeless. First produced in the 1920s, this design has been a...
Girsberger Eurochair 1600 by Hans Eichenberger, 1960s
Girsberger Eurochair 1600 by Hans Eichenberger, 19...
Hans Eichenberger, Girsberger
Faux Leather, Chrome
The Eurochair model 1600 was designed in the 1960s by Hans Eigenberger and produced by Girsberger in the 1960s in Switzerland. The chairs are in a good original vintage condition with ...
Black and Olive Green Space Series Chair Fritz Hansen Model JL 10
Black and Olive Green Space Series Chair Fritz Han...
Fritz Hansen, Jehs & Laub
Beautiful black and olive green easy chair Out of the Space series from Fritz Hansen, Denmark. The Space series is designed by the German design duo Jehs+Laub. The duo is inspired by t...
Cognac Leather Dining Chairs by Andrea Branzi for Zanotta, 1980s
Cognac Leather Dining Chairs by Andrea Branzi for ...
Andrea Branzi
Leather
Beautiful cognac colored saddle leather chairs from Andrea Branzi for Zanotta, model Armida. The chairs where designed in 1987, this model with the black wooden armrest is quite rare. I...
Purple Cappellini Armchair Design Jean-Marie Massaud Model Outline
Purple Cappellini Armchair Design Jean-Marie Massa...
Jean-Marie Massaud, Cappellini
Stainless Steel, Fiberglass
This is a masterpiece in Minimalist designed in 2002 for Cappellini, this piece went more for Space Age minimalism. It is a Minimalistic and out-of-the-box thinking that Jean-Marie Mass...
Danish Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder for Sibast Furniture, 1960s
Danish Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder for Sibast Fur...
Arne Vodder, Sibast Furniture
Faux Leather, Teak
Set of 4 Danish dining chairs designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast Furniture in teak. The chairs are upholstered in brown leatherette, marked with the manufacturers plates and in a very g...
Six Danish Modern Teak Dining Chairs by Benny Linden
Six Danish Modern Teak Dining Chairs by Benny Lind...
Benny A. Linden
Teak
Sculptural set of six modern chairs with ergonomically designed back rests and tapered legs. Beautiful medium tone teak with seat cushions in new matte black vinyl. Classic Danish mod...
Set of Four Boomerang Chairs by Carlo Ratti
Set of Four Boomerang Chairs by Carlo Ratti
Carlo Ratti
Metal, Brass, Wood
Set of four Mid-Century dining chairs designed by Carlo Ratti 1950s. Chair is made wooden structure and lacqured metal base with brass feet The chairs have a upholstered backrest and ...