At last, here is a first book of reference on the works of Pierre Paulin, a major figure in the French design world in the second half of the 20th century.
Analyzing Pierre Paulin’s career from many different angles, this book, rather than a “catalogue raisonné,” is a genuine took for reflection. It presents a rigorous selection of significant pieces, some never before published, including over seventy drawings and plans from the designer’s archives.
From The Tongue to the Ribbon Chair, the now iconic seats imagined by Pierre Paulin are today embedded in our collective unconscious. His original approach to techniques and aesthetics establish him firmly among those who made international design history. Excelling in the development of electric shavers as well as in the renovation work on the French President’s residence, the Élysée Palace, and the Louvre, responding with equal passion to commissions from private individuals, government and industry, Pierre Paulin is furthermore a forerunner in interior architecture and staging, in the creation of furniture and industrial objects, and as art director and agency head.
Pierre Paulin: Designer
12.1 H x 9.5 x 1 inches
30.7 H x 24.1 x 2.5 cm
Author: Catherine Geel
Layout: Camille Dubois
Publishers: Archibooks and Grand-Hornu Images
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© 2008 Archibooks + Sautereau Éditeur
© 2008 Grand-Hornu Images
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the Pierre Paulin retrospective at the Grand-Hornu and with the support of Demisch Danant (New York), the Galleria Carla Sozzani (Milan) and Artcurial (Paris).