It was displayed at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in September 1983. The chair folds in the center and is stamped with Paulin’s signature on the lower rear part of the frame.
This re-edition of Pierre Paulin’s early 1980s design comes in solid natural or black-stained beech with a soft matching full grain cowhide backrest.
Curved solid beech slats, cut from the same
piece of wood and assembled using threaded
steel posts and rivets.
Seat and arms in beech. Backrest in soft
pigmented full grain hide. Seat folds in the
Frame in matt varnished black-stained beech
with backrest in black hide. The name Pierre
Paulin is stamped on every Curule chair, on the
lower rear part of the frame.
Born in Paris in 1927, made his début in the 50’s, known for his designs and installations (TV, Thonet, Bertrand Faure, Disderot, Artifort), he brought modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971. He designed all the furniture for the official office of François Mitterrand, and renovated the dining room for Jacques Chirac. At the same time, he founded ADSA with two associates, working on industrial projects (Calor, Allibert, Stamp) and brand image (Air France) as well as fitting-out railway stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de Versailles Rive Gauche).
His pieces figure amongst the collections of numerous museums across the world, and various exhibitions have been dedicated to him in 2007/8. MOMA, New York has enlarged its collection of Paulin pieces.