- Released in 1960
- Inspired by vintage world globe design
- Combination of cashmere upholstery and steel base
- Volume m3 : 0.5190
- Seating height :41cm
- Designers :Pierre Paulin
- Height :69cm
- Width :83cm
- Depth :67cm
- 30 days free returns
With its specially-designed sunken seat,strong,stable metal back and soft,tactile cashmere upholstery,the Little Globe Chair is the perfect addition to any stylish lounge or business environment. Its sculptural shape follows the form of the lower back perfectly,while its wide metal base ensures that the weight is distributed perfectly from the strong central column. And with cashmere finishes available in red,orange and black,there is a Little Globe for every setting.
The story behind the Little Globe Chair
Pierre Paulin always said that 'a chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly,fun and colourful,' and the Little Globe Chair is absolutely a symbol of that. One of the first designs to popularise the rounded,psychedelic form and bright,bold use of colour that would come to define 1960s style,the Little Globe was the result of Paulin's love of experimentation,utilising ground-breaking techniques to shape the seat into a unique seat that provided unparalleled comfort and made an eye-catching statement wherever it stood.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
French designer Pierre Paulin was famous for his sensual and bold furniture designs. His unconventional approach to design took him to high places -Paulin was commissioned to furnish the interior of the Élysée Presidential palace for presidents Georges Pompidou and François Mitterrand during the 1970s and early 1980s. Many of Paulin's original furnishings still adorn the French Presidential palace, and current President Nicholas Sarkozy has even honoured him as "the man who made design an art". Some of Paulin's renowned chair designs include; the Oyster chair (1954), the Globe chair (1959) and the ever fruitful Orange slice chair (1960).
"I don't create. I draw, I design."