F-444 Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort

$4,450.00 USD

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Easy chair by Pierre Paulin, 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.

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.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Pierre Paulin (Designer), Artifort (Manufacturer)
  • dimensions H 38 in. x W 32.29 in. x D 29.53 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1962
  • material Metal, Fabric
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1960-1969
  • seatheight 11.42 in. (29 cm)
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.