Pierre Paulin’s Daybed
Born in Paris in 1927, made his début in the 50’s, known for his designs and installations (TV, Thonet, Bertrand Faure, Disderot, Artifort), he brought modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971. He designed all the furniture for the official office of François Mitterrand, and renovated the dining room for Jacques Chirac. At the same time, he founded ADSA with two associates, working on industrial projects (Calor, Allibert, Stamp) and brand image (Air France) as well as fitting-out railway stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de Versailles Rive Gauche). His pieces figure amongst the collections of numerous museums across the world, and various exhibitions have been dedicated to him in 2007/8. MOMA, New York has enlarged its collection of Paulin pieces.
Revolutionary on the French market in the early 50s, the subtle elegance of the Daybed has a good chance of achieving even more success today, when a liking for understated designs exists, and has existed, for decades. Recent sensitivity to natural materials such as wood, return to ”low-consumption” focused on fair and essential products, nostalgia for the fifties, and a return to the spirit of Scandinavian design are also factors in the current attractiveness of this model. Conceived as a small sofa with a built-in coffee table, it becomes a bigger sofa for 3 to 4 people (or even an auxiliary bed for one person) when you put the two back cushions on the coffee table next to the seat cushion.
Model : DAYBED
Designer : PIERRE PAULIN
Editor : LIGNE ROSET
Period : 1935
Origin : FRANCE
Dimension : L206 x H84 x D82 cm