Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Pair of F-444 Lounge Chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort

$4,450per item

About

Easy chair by Pierre Paulin, white metal and mesh, F444, the Netherlands, circa 1962. This mesh F-444 chair is designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1962. This chair shows sharp lines and features an angled open seat that features as a floating seat. Due the use of a metal frame and mesh a beautiful contrast and thus a modern expression is created. This pair is executed in white and grey and thus has a minimalist, muted expression. Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was a French postwar designer who studied sculpture. But his study was not what influenced Paulin as he was a mediocre student and is a selfmade designer, so he claimed himself. Paulin saw the importance of the social role of design and for this he looked at Nordic modernity and simplicity for inspiration. A great talent of Paulin was that he could envision the concepts of his furniture in 3D in his mind. Paulin was someone who researched his design thoroughly. Literature: Geel, Catherine. Pierre Paulin. Designer. Exhibition Catalogue. Paris: Archibooks, 2008, pp. 188 - 189. Please note that the price is per item, not per set.

Details

  • Creator
    Artifort (Manufacturer),Pierre Paulin (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.5 cm)Width: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Depth: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Seat Height: 18.51 in. (47 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450096211stDibs: LU933111773941

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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 these pages that Pierre Paulin’s creations have a unique personality: bright and playful yet sophisticated and suave. 
About the Seller
4.7 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2006
1stDibs seller since 2012
3,344 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
Associations
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

F444 by Pierre Paulin for Artifort Lounge Chair
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Rare lounge chair 'F444' by Pierre Paulin. Manufacturer by Artifort. White painted steel and gray mesh seats. Stunning original condition and complete with the 'cover' for the top....
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Lounge Chair F444 by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Dronten, NL
Unusual implementation of this well-known Pierre Paulin design. Black metal frame and mesh sling seat. Marked and labeled. Very comfortable chair!
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rare Artifort F444 Chair by Pierre Paulin
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Voorburg, NL
Highly rare edition of the Pierre Paulin 'F-444' lounge chair Rare and quite unique example of the F444 lounge chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort.??The red lacquered frame combined...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pierre Paulin Pair of F444 Lounge Chairs Artifort, 1963
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
This is for a spectactular pair of F444 chairs designed by the French designer Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) and manufactured by Artifort, Holland 1963. These chairs are hard to find in ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pierre Paulin Concorde F780 Lounge Chair for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in San Diego, CA
The Concorde or F780 is an iconic easy lounge chair designed by French designer Pierre Paulin for furniture manufacturer Artifort. This iconic chair is named after the French Con...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Pierre Paulin First Edition "Big Tulip" for Artifort Lounge Chairs
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Pierre Paulin First Edition "Big Tulip" for Artifort lounge chairs.
Category

20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Dutch Lounge Chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Kvadrat Upholstery
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Rijssen, NL
Paulin and Artifort developed these sensuous lounge chairs back in 1970. Both chairs still have the beautiful black Artifort fabric (Kvadrat) and attractive plane aluminum base. The ...
Category

Vintage 1960s European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Dutch Lounge Chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Kvadrat Upholstery
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in Rijssen, NL
Paulin and Artifort developed these sensuous lounge chairs back in 1970. Both chairs still have the beautiful black Artifort fabric (Kvadrat) and attractive plane aluminum base. The ...
Category

Vintage 1960s European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery