F-444 Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
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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.
Geel, Catherine. Pierre Paulin. Designer. Exhibition Catalogue. Paris: Archibooks, 2008, pp. 188 - 189.