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Magis Elysee Shelving System

magis elysee shelving system

magis elysee shelving system

Design Pierre Paulin, 2009
Maple plywood, ABS, galvanized steel
Made in Italy by Magis

This shelving system is the second project by Pierre Paulin for Magis, which was launched on the market in 2009 as the low chair Flower, after a long project development started in 2003. In the 70s Pierre Paulin was commissioned to fit out the living, dining, smoking and exhibition rooms of the private apartments for the President Pompidou at the Elysée Palace. Starting from the project of a shelving system he designed on that occasion, Pierre Paulin later developped Elysée for Magis, a modular shelving system available in maple plywood (natural or stained black), allowing an endless series of compositions.

Elysee features maple plywood in natural or stained black. The T-shaped joint is made of ABS and the wall hooks are galvanized steel. Wall hooks have to be fixed only to the side modules of the composition. It is offered in 5 different compositions as pictured. Custom configurations can also be specified (please call for details).

basic unit: 16.3" h | 23.8" w | 13.8" d
stacking unit: 15.5" h | 23.8" w | 13.8" d

composition A: 5 basic units, 9 stacking units, 1 wall hook
composition B: 4 basic units, 10 stacking units, 2 "T" shaped joints, 2 wall hooks
composition C: 5 basic units, 11 stacking units, 2 "T" shaped joints
composition D: 5 basic units, 4 stacking units
composition E: 6 basic units, 16 stacking units, 2 "T" shaped joints, 2 wall hooks

$6,025.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 12-14 weeks)

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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 Magis company was founded in 1976 and had their first success in 1984 with Stepladder that was influential and crossed over into the designer furniture market from the hardware stores. They had two more huge successes in 1994 with Jasper Morrisons Bottleand the Lyra stool from the Italia Group, their bestseller. Two years later, the Bombo stool designed by Stefano Giovannoni would gain enormous success and cultivate an imitable style. Once the company gained momentum, they never slowed and would go on to produce Jasper Morrisons technologically advanced Air-Chair Michael Youngs Dog House Konstantin Grcics Chair One the Me Too line of childrens objects and furniture, and the Striped family from the Bouroullec brothers.

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