Oyster haven

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Pierre Paulin studied stone carving and clay modeling at the Ecole Camondo in Paris in the early fifties where he began designing furniture for Thonet.  In 1958, he became the designer for Artifort where he created a series of sculptural chairs with an inner structure of steel tubing, covered in foam and fabric.  Paulin's Oyster chair was originally designed in 1960 and was in the Artifort collection until 1979.  By request, it was brought back into the collection in 1999 - no need to ask why!

Images/Credits:  Deconet, Bonluxat


  1. ...and no mention for the amazing floor lamp??
    it deserves some attention as well! ;)


  2. The lamp:

    Type 600 counterpoised standard lamp was designed and constructed by Rosmarie and Rico Baltensweiler for their own use in 1950.Publication of the design in an avant-garde specialist journal resulted in strong demand from exclusive furnishing retailers in Switzerland and abroad which led to establishment of the Baltensweiler Studio in 1951.

  3. Mid-Century Home: Whoops, must do better! Next time we feature anything with a lamp in it, we'll do some extra research just for you and make sure it gets a special mention!

    Plastolux: Thank you, most informative.

  4. @plastolux WOW :D Thanks for the info and congrats for your blog...it looks amazing !




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