Pierre Paulin for Artifort F-444 Easy Chair in Cognac Leather

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Pierre Paulin for Artifort, F-444 easy chair, metal and cognac leather, the Netherlands, circa 1962.

This cognac leather F-444 chair is designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1962. This chair shows sharp lines and an angled open seat that features as a floating seat. Due the use of a metal frame and cognac leather a beautiful contrast and thus a modern expression is created. The structure of the chair has a beam structure and saddle leather.

The cognac saddle leather shows signs of age and use. It's still usable but features a rich patina on the corners where the frame touches the leather. Please ask one of our advisors for more information.

Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was a French post-war 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.

Geel, Catherine. Pierre Paulin. Designer. Exhibition Catalogue. Paris: Archibooks, 2008, pp. 188-189.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Artifort (Manufacturer), Pierre Paulin (Designer)
  • dimensions H 38.19 in. x W 32.29 in. x D 29.53 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1962
  • material Metal, Leather
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1960-1969
  • seatheight 11.82 in. (30 cm)
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.