Goodbye to Pierre Paulin

Goodbye to Pierre Paulin

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Janel Laban
Jun 19, 2009

We heard the sad news that the French furniture designer Pierre Paulin passed away this week at the age of 81. We found out from the staff at the Chicago Ligne Roset store, when we were in the shop taking these photos of his "pumpkin" line...

... a recent re-issue (designed in 1969) which, according to the Ligne Roset manager, has been very popular with todays customers. Obviously good design stands the test of time!

We've always admired his capability to meld a pop sensibility with simple, beautiful organic shapes; a combination which makes for colorful, joyful furniture. A few of our favorites are pictured above:

1. Pierre Paulin portrait via Artifort
2. Pumpkin trio at Ligne Roset, Chicago
3. Pumpkin chair at Ligne Roset, Chicago
4. Mushroom chair from Artifort
5. Orange Slice chair from Artifort

More info: Pierre Paulin

Related Link: Design Classic Reissued: Pierre Paulin's Pumpkin

Images: 1,4,5 - Artifort. 2,3 - Janel Laban

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