Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was one of the most important designers of the 20th century. He is perhaps best known for his 1960's innovative designs for Artifort-- the famed Mushroom Chair(1959), the Ribbon Chair (1966) and the Tongue chair (1968)-- but Paulin was also highly influential and involved in French design through the 70s as well. Most notably, Paulin was invited by the Mobilier national in 1970 to decorate the private apartments of George Pompidou in the Palais de L'Elysee and again in 1983 to furnish the office of Francois Mitterand.
Paulin's work was clearly influenced by his German roots as well as the work of early modernists, but he was even more impacted by the work of George Nelson and Charles Eames and the significance of the social component of modern design.
Today, Paulin's designs are found in the collections of major museums across the world such as MoMA in New York, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. In February 2008 the galerie des Gobelins in Paris exhibited Paulin's works from the permanent collection of Mobilier national as well as a selection of other signature pieces produced throughout his career.
Interview with MoebelKulturKanal