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Tulip Midi Chair With Cross Base

by Pierre Paulin, from artifort

tulip midi chair with cross base

tulip midi chair with cross base

Design Pierre Paulin, 1960/2016
Upholstered shell, polished stainless steel base
Made in The Netherlands by Artifort

"A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful." -Pierre Paulin

The Tulip Midi was the missing member of the Tulip family for a long time. The armchair was designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960 and now completes the series. In terms of its dimensions, this midsize armchair is the perfect equilibrium between the Little Tulip dining chair and the large Tulip armchair. The Tulip Midi, at the time known as 'F549,' can be specified with a cross-base or disk-base.

Cross-base does not swivel and is offered powder-coated or polished stainless steel. Includes plastic glides with optional felt.

31.1" h | 33.9" w | 28.3" d | seat: 16.9" h | arms: 26" h

$2,476.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this item to be created, shipped and delivered)

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Pierre Paulin

Born in Paris and grew up in Laon, Pierre Paulin (b. 1927) acquired a passion for creating from his great uncle, sculptor Freddy Stoll and another uncle, car designer George Paulin. This experience led to studying stone carving and clay modeling at the Ecole Camondo in Paris in the early fifties, where he began designing furniture for Thonet with concern for simplicity and use of sensuous curves. In 1958, he became the designer for Artifort, where he created a series of sculptural chairs with an inner structure of steel tubing, covered in foam and fabric. 1968 to 1972 proved to be significant years for Paulin, from collaborations with Le Mobilier National to many important government commissions, including furniture and interiors for President Pomidou at the Elysee Palace in Paris, and assisting development of the Louvre’s Denon wing. He also designed home appliances.
The foundations of Artifort were laid by Jules Wagemans. In 1890, he set up business as an upholsterer in Maastricht. His son, Henricus Wagemans, expanded the company into a furniture factory, which had a showroom in Amsterdam by the end of the 1930's and was already well known nationally. The economic recession of the nineteen thirties forced H. Wagemans & Van Tuinen, as the furniture company was then known, to create a distinctive profile. The emphasis came to lie on functionality, comfort, and quality combined with aesthetically pleasing design and an innovative use of materials. The new brand name became Artifort, derived from the Latin word 'ars' meaning 'art or knowledge', and 'fortis' meaning "strong or powerful."

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