PIERRE PAULIN, designing for the powerful
Icon of the sixties and the seventies Pierre Paulin is celebrated by Mobilier National, at “Galerie des Gobelins” –in charge of managing the government owned furniture. Three French Presidents in the late sixties, and late eighties chose Paulin to design the French presidential palace: Elysée, and the Paris city hall.
Strongly influenced by Scandinavian design, Paulin is particularly known for “Mushroom” –a round shaped seat carved in foam, with a hidden structure and a cosy and humoristic look. Another major success is “Ribbon”, a chair in the shape of a colourful bow on top of a gift box. Paulin also worked for Citroën, the car chosen by most Presidents.