“Something happened to midcentury modernism in the last couple of years: It got boring… And shifting taste is making it possible to reassess the creativity and innovation of designers too long overshadowed…
“Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was the standout designer of Les Trente Glorieuses, as the French call their country’s vigorous 30-year postwar era, and his sinuous, hedonistic furniture, notably his stretched-fabric chairs, was esteemed enough to decorate the apartments of the presidential palace. Now, after years in the shadows, mod is back.” — Jason Farago*
A year before he died, Pierre, his wife Maia, and their son Benjamin founded PAULIN, PAULIN, PAULIN, which preserves and oversees reproduction of the great modernist’s furniture.
Pierre Paulin, Little Tulip chair, 1965; and Déclive sofa, 1966.