Pierre Paulin F551 Big Tulip chairs Artifort 1959






Pierre Paulin

France, 1927 – 2009
Interior, designer

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A true Artifort classic, the F551 “Big Tulip” designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in the Netherlands in 1959. This Tulip armchair for Artifor was only produced for a short period which makes it a collectors item. And as if designer Pierre Paulin anticipated the Flower Power era. Its design gives off a vibe of a half-opened flower, with graceful and inviting leaves spreading under the seat. Paired with its matching footstool, these armchairs create an exceptionally comfortable combination perfect for lounging. The Tulip chairs feature an oval headrest and a sturdy solid steel cross base. The chairs have been reupholstered in a vibrant ochre yellow velvet


Priced and sold in a set of 3.


Pierre Paulin is one of the greatest representatives of French design. He is known for his modern spirit and the alliance he has created between rigor and organic. He drew his inspiration and influences from studying Scandinavian furniture, Japanese styles and the work of the Eames couple. The furniture he created is characterised by real simplicity, functionality and durability.


Literature; Pierre Paulin designer Archibooks 2008, page 182/183


Like all our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam, and materials for all our items. With the reupholstery we will always keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.

Designer: Pierre Paulin
Type: F551 Big Tulip
Manufacturer: Artifort
Year: 1959
Country: The Netherlands
Materials: Steel, upholstery
Condition: Good
Height: 96/41 cm
Width: 83 cm
Depth: 83 cm
Item nr: PF23SE12

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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