Pierre Paulin for Artifort '442' Sofa in Black Upholstery


Pierre Paulin for Artifort, sofa model '442/3', in black fabric and steel, the Netherlands, 1962.

This tufted comfortable three-seat sofa shows elegant steel details. The combination of steel and the black upholstery gives this sofa it's modern and sophisticated look. The loose cushions create a modern and clean design while at the same time giving it a more soft and friendly appearance and maximize the comfort of this sofa. The small steel legs provide this design a more open look.

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 self made 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.


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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Artifort (Manufacturer) Pierre Paulin (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1962
  • dimensions Height 28.35 in. Width 82.68 in. Depth 31.11 in. Seat Height 16.15 in.
  • dimensions Height 72 cm Width 210 cm Depth 79 cm Seat Height 41 cm
  • material Fabric Steel
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45004780