For the very first time, Pierre Paulin's 1971 design for seating for the private apartments of Claude & Georges Pompidou at the Elysée Palace is being put into large-scale production. Pumpkin is characteristic of Paulin's revolutionary style, as initiated at the end of the 1950's, and as its name suggests is evocative of a giant pumpkin, welcoming the user with its protectively voluptuous - and voluptuously protective - shell. Resisting its appeal is an impossibility!
Dimensions: Large Settee: L250 x D83 x H70 Seat Height 37 cm Small Settee: L178 x D83 x H70 Seat Height 37 cm Armchair High Back: L105 x D83 x H83 Seat Height 37 cm Swivelling Armchair High Back: L105 x D83 x H83 Seat Height 37 cm Armchair: L105 x D83 x H70 Seat Height 37 cm Swivelling Armchair: L105 x D83 x H70 Seat Height 37 cm
Born in paris in 1927, Pierre Paulin has been in the scene since the 1950s, and is notably the one who introduced modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971. He has since designed for various recognised and influential brands and individuals. The subtle grandeur of his furniture designs, grounded in functionality characterises his work. His name is recognised internationally, and has had various exhibitions dedicated to him, including an enlarged collection of Paulin pieces by New York.