Pierre Paulin's F-444 Easy Chair in Patinated Cognac Leather
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Pierre Paulin for Artifort, F-444 easy chair, metal and cognac leather, the Netherlands, circa 1962.
Cognac leather F-444 chairs, designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1962. The chair shows sharp lines and an angled open seat that features a floating seat. Due the use of a metal frame and cognac leather a beautiful contrast and a modern expression is created. The structure of the chair has a beam structure and saddle leather.
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.