7 Must-See Collectible Design Shows Around the World This May
by Geoffrey Montes
6. “Formal Disruption” Demisch Danant | New York
One of the most influential designers of his generation, late French visionary Pierre Paulin(1927–2009) created sculptural, modern designs that are still highly prized decades after their release. While he’s mainly regarded for the ingenous modular developments from the 1960s and 70s, Paulin conceived a host of avant-garde furnishings and limited-edition collections for exclusive clients such as the Elysée Palac, the Louvre Museum, and Paris City Hall. Now, those designs—many of which have never been seen by the public—are getting their time in the sun thanks to the latest show put on by Demisch Danant in collaboration with Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, which runs his estate. Swing by before it closes on May 27 and make sure to see the astonishing Mitterrand office suite, which comprises five pieces commissioned in 1985 by French President François Mitterrand.